Alan Ridley

Biography

Previously a neurologist at the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, I resumed my interest in drawing the human figure and painting the figure when my wife and I retired to Exeter in 1997. I work from life class models and use watercolour in a loose impressionist way. The drawing or painting is completed in a single session. I became an associate member of the South West Academy of Fine art in 2017. Quotes: 1 "Art is adding beauty to the world." (I can't remember where I read this). 2 "An artist needs both skill and imagination: skill without imagination is wicker basket-weaving: imagination without skill is modern art." (Alex Powers). 3 "If only one person leaves the gallery feeling better for having seen your picture, you have succeeded". (Steve Huston).