Lucinda Denning

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I studied painting at Farnham College of Art and ten years later took an MA at Chelsea College of Art, London.

My work encompasses paintings both oils on canvas and gouaches on paper,  as well as some painted furniture some small painted wooden screens.

Some paintings will be of individual figures, some of groups of figures and others are composed of more traditional landscapes.

Colour is a perrenial theme in my work, I enjoy playing with the juxtaposition of certain colours, the patterns I create with colour, and the emotional response we have to each colour and hue. I like to incorporate elements of fabrics and costumes both from around the world and from history.

Having grown up in the Wiltshire countryside, natural forms are also a recurring motif.

In tandem with my interest in colour and pattern, people fascinate me and I endeavour to convey a story by using looks and glances between members of a group.

I am as happy painting portraits from life as I am creating figures from my imagination.

Meanwhile the landscapes show another side of my work where light and weather provide the subtleties of feeling within a painting.


Lucinda Denning


Higher Education

1995-96:Chelsea College of Art: MA Public Art and Design.

1993-94:  Greenwich University: Post Graduate Certificate in Education (FE)

1981-84:  West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham, Surrey: BA Hons Fine Art Painting Degree.


Further Education

1980-81:  Salisbury College of Art: Foundation Studies



1987: South Bank Picture Show: Third Prize

1986: Barbican Arts Group: Drawing Prize

1984: West Surrey College of Art and Design: Italian Prize for Painting



Exhibiting my work

Solo Shows

2018: Sprout Gallery, London SW16 6SQ

2016: Sprout Gallery, London SW16 6SQ

2014: Sprout Gallery, London SW16 6SQ

2013: Sprout Gallery, London SW16 6SQ 

2012: Sprout Gallery, London SW16 6SQ

2011: St Georges Hospital, Tooting, London SW17 

2010: Colchester Hospital, Colchester, Essex

2010: Sprout Gallery, London SW16

2010: The Brady Community Arts Centre, Brady Street London E1  

2004: St George’s Hospital, London SW17

2002: Lounge, London N14

2000: Brompton Gallery, Southampton

1999: Wigmore Hall, London, WC1

1997: Wigmore Hall, London, WC1

1994: Circus Arts Space, Brighton, West Sussex

1993: Casson Gallery, Eastbourne College, Eastbourne, East Sussex

1993: Berkeley Square, London W1 (show arranged by Clive Jennings)

1992: Grove Gallery, Ealing, London W5

1991: Charleston Farmhouse, near Firle, East Sussex, home of the Bloomsbury Group

1991: Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire

1986: Carlile Gallery, London N1

1984: New Wardour Castle, Tisbury, Wiltshire


Some of the Group Shows I have exhibited in

2011: Clyde & Co. Guildford, Surrey

2011: Putney Arts Theatre Summer Show

2010:  The Royal Watercolour Society, Open Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, Hopton Street London SE1

2010:  Royal Society of British Artists, Open exhibition, The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1

2004-11Annually participate in Wandsworth Open Studios

2003: Hong Kong, charity exhibition raising money for an education centre for children with special needs

2003: Lounge: London N14, Closing show

2000: Institute of Physics, London W1

1999: Battersea Art Fair, Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11

1998: Foreign Press Association, London SW1

1998: Battersea Art Fair, Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11

1996: Pitshanger Manor Gallery, Ealing, London W5, Opening exhibition

1995: Battersea Art Fair, Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11

1995: Gabriel’s Wharf, London SE1, Two person show with Jane McCourt

1994: Brighton Railway Station, Renew exhibition

1994: Facts Centre, Muswell Hill, London N15, raising money for Aids research

1994:Imagination building, London W1, WHO exhibition raising money for Aids research

1993: Piccadilly Gallery, Cork Street, London W1, Summer Show

1993: Whiteley’s Bayswater, London W2, Guardian Art for Sale Exhibition

1992: Lamont Gallery, London E3, Winter Festivals

1990: Royal Festival Hall, London SE1, South Bank Picture Show

1990: Leicester City Art Gallery, ‘Colourful Women’

1988:Slaughterhouse Gallery, London E1, ‘Cornucopia’

1988: Some Bizarre Gallery, London W1, ‘Decency’

1987: Royal Festival Hall, London SE1, South Bank Picture Show, Prizewinner

1987: National Portrait Gallery, John Player Portrait Award Exhibition

1984: Institute of Education, London WC1


Other Art Projects

2018: Paintings of Streatham Cemetary and the historical figures Flora and Fauna to be used for Information Boards to be displayed around the cemetary used on information boards around the Cemetary funded by The Friends of Streatham Cemetarty and Lambeth Council

2016-17: Sudbury House Wandsworth, Residents Association- Foyer Panels.

Led Art workshops and designed panels incorporating Residents artwork.

Project initiated by the Residents Association & Wandsworth Council & funded by The Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund.

1988: Large painting commissioned by Kensington Palace Brasserie for the main restaurant, London SW8

1987: Artist in Residence Bolingbroke Hospital, London SW11.

Commissioned by the Public Art Development Trust and  the King’s Fund to paint two large pictures for the hospital waiting room.

(These paintings are now displayed in St Georges Hospital Tooting, London SW17)

1987–88 Banners for Echo City musicians for performances at Stratford Town Hall and the ICA, both in London.


Children’s Art Workshops

2009:Centenary Mosaic Project for Penwortham Primary School, London

2004: Community Mosaic Project for Furzedown Recreation Ground, London

1999: Mosaic Project for Alfred Salter Primary School, Surrey Quays, London

1996: Plant weaving workshop at Chelsea Physic Garden, London

1996: Mosaic Project for Rotherhithe Primary School, Rotherhithe, London

1995: Plant weaving workshop at Chelsea Physic Garden, London

1992-95: Annual Summer Art Project on Crawford Estate, Camberwell, London

In addition I work on many private commissions and portraits.

My work is in private collections all over the world.