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a painting of edward dowden

A painting of Edward Dowden in his studio in 1992,
by David Cobley RP RWA NEAC

  Curriculum Vitae

Edward Dowden studied art to 'A' level at school, and then read architecture at the University of
Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Since leaving university he has been a full-time artist, apart from a two year
period during which he also taught art part-time in a school. He began his career while living in
Newcastle, later having a studio near Hexham in Northumberland. In 1980 he moved to Wiltshire,
and in 2003 to North Yorkshire. From 1989 to 1996 he also organised exhibitions of work
by invited professional artists.

He has had work exhibited, in various years, in the
following open exhibitions and competitions:

Royal Academy

Royal West of England Academy (prizewinner 2001)

Royal Watercolour Society

Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour

Royal Institute of Oil Painters

Royal Society of Marine Artists

Society of Botanical Artists

Sunday Times Watercolour Competition

Discerning Eye Competition

Laing Landscape Competition

Black Swan Guild Competition (prizewinner 1994)

Rexel Derwent Drawing Competition

Museum of Modern Art, Y Tabernacl, Machynlleth (prizewinner 1994 and 2001)

Royal Bath and West Show (prizewinner 1992)

Devizes Festival Competition (prizewinner 1997)

Cheltenham Group Open

Sussex Open

Bath Society of Artists




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