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Charles Willmott

Born in Stratford-upon-Avon, the only son of artist and metalcraftsman Hague Willmott.Charles, although for the most part self taught, studied originally at the Birmingham College of Art. He works from his studio attached to his home in the Herefordshire, the rural heart of England, where he lives with his wife Susie.
As a contemporary figurative realist he prepares graphite & charcoal studies before painting in oils. Charles has been painting since the early 60's and in the mid to late 80's he acquired a passion for the Orient and its cultures. During 1991 his first one-man show was staged at London's Mall Galleries and was unique in featuring Japan's national sport, Sumo.
In more recent times Charles has worked particularly with the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Royal Ballet. In the case of the former covering a number of productions including Tim Albery's Macbeth and Michael Attenborough's direction of The Herbal Bed and the latter working extensively with principal dancers including Miyako Yoshida and Darcey Bussell. In the years 2000 and 2003 this dedication to the stage and performance achieved him a finalist place in the prestigious Garrick/Milne Prize and today Charles's work disciplines are divided fairly equally between Portraiture, Female Form and Dance.

Exhibitions:
ONE-MAN
1991 Mall Galleries, London UK
1992 The Kokkugikan,Tokyo JAPAN
1993 The City Plaza, Birmingham UK
1993 Michael Stewart Gallery, Bristol UK
1994 Chalk Farms Gallery, London UK
1995 Pheonix Gallery, London UK
1996 Rooksmoor Gallery, Bath UK
1997 Artifex Gallery, Birmingham UK
1997 Kingfisher Gallery, Cardiff WALES
2000 Vilas Fine Art, Letchworth UK
2001 Bloxham Galleries, London (2 man)
2003 Number Nine The Gallery, Birmingham UK
2003 Untitled Gallery, London UK
2004 Artifex Gallery, Sutton Coldfield UK
2005 Whittingham Fine Art, Henley UK
2005 Above Art Gallery, London UK
2005 Number Nine The Gallery, Birmingham UK
2007 RWA New Gallery, Bristol UK


COLLECTIVE
1992 Galeria Brisamar, Marbella SPAIN
1994 The Halcyon Gallery, London UK
1994 The Halcyon Gallery, Birmingahm UK
1994 Roy Miles Gallery, London UK
1994 Galeria Brisamar, Marbella SPAIN
1995 Mistral Galleries, London UK
1995 Omell Galleries, London UK
1995 The Halcyon Gallery, Birmingham UK
1995 Parkview Fine Paintings, Bristol UK
1996 Harrods Picture Gallery, London UK
1996 The Edinburgh Gallery, Edinburgh SCOTLAND
1996 Pheonix Gallery, London UK
1997 Galerie Lijn 3, The Hague HOLLAND
1998 Galerie Utrecht, Utrecht HOLLAND
1999 Thompson's Gallery, London UK
1999 Vilas Fine Art, Letchworth UK
1999 Number Nine The Gallery, Birmingham UK
2000 Vilas Fine Art, Letchworth UK
2000 Bloxham Galleries, London UK
2001 Bloxham Galleries, London UK
2001 Bloxham Galleries. London UK
2002 Number Nine The Gallery, Birmingham UK
2002 Bloxham Galleries, London UK
2002 Gagliardi Gallery, London UK
2003 Number Nine The Gallery, Birmingham UK
2004 Number Nine The Gallery, Birmingham UK
2005 Whittington Fine Art, Henley UK
2005 Bohemia Gallery, York UK
2005 Clifton Gallery, Bristol UK
2006 Number Nine The Gallery, Birmingham UK
2007 The Royal Academy. London UK
2007 Artifex Gallery, Sutton Coldfield UK
2008 Arndean Gallery, London UK

Published work:
Previous publishing contracts for limited edition issues with Solomon & Whitehead, Wshington Green and DeMontfort Fine Art. Now self-published with his own Studio Limited Editions.