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Christopher English - Painters

I consider myself to be a comtempory Symbolist artist.

It is my intention to show the symbolic images in my paintings as a complement to the imagery evoked in my poems.

Besides my web site entitledChristopher English's Symbolist Paintings and Poetry Page I have not yet had a one-man show of my art work. I have however exhibited my paintings with other people in several successful group exhibitions over the years.

I was born in England 1950. In 1970 I went to work for a Harrogate company of chemical combustion engineers in the drawing office. I started writing poems and painting in oil colours in my spare time.

I was made redundant from work in 1985 and decided that there was no future for me in drawing office work. I wanted to get a degree in fine art. So I did a foundation course in art and design at Harrogate Art College. I then went on to do a Fine Art Painting BA degree at the School of Art and Design at Loughborough University, where I graduated in 1994.

I continue to produce poetry and paintings in Loughborough.I Have produced my own book publication of my paintings, poems, prints and drawings. Details are on my website

Please contact me if you are interested in my work:

Fax: 01509 557603

Address: 21 York Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3DA


A Game of Cards in a Ploughed Field
Oil colour on canvas 47"x 36"

Door face - Shield face
Oil colour on canvas 48"x 36"

A Swan in a Flame
Oil colour on canvas 24" x 24"

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