Charles Shearer

About the artist

Charles Shearer
Charles Shearer
Charles Shearer

Paint, Print


    I journey out into the landscape to draw and paint, and since 1989 have made annual visits to the Republic of Ireland, attracted by its great expanse of emptiness with its many fine ruined castles and manor houses.These form an ongoing theme throughout my work of  "Man's Order Within Nature".  All the work done here on location helps inspire the prints that are in themselves a creative interpretation of place and experience.






     I was born in Kirkwall, Orkney in 1956 and studied at Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen and at the Royal College of Art, London, specialising there in illustration.   Since graduating in 1983, I have balanced terms of teaching at numerous art schools with work on personal projects.    

    A passion for printmaking, with all the creative possibilities inherent within the media, has made the print-room a perfect environment with which to engage with my students.   Here, ideas and project work can be developed through processes that have been carefully modified by years of personal experience and experimentation to establish what I would term "the factor factory".   A collective experience that has proved invaluable to students at any stage and at any age. 


    Exhibition History

    2006-2011  Artists at Home, joint open studio
    2007  Galanthus Gallery, Herefordshire - group
    2002,2004  The Longship, Kirkwall - group
    1996, 2000  The Arts Centre, Jersey - solo
    1996  The Anderson Gallery, Broadway - group
    1995  Pumphouse Gallery, Battersea - group
    1995  Royal Exchange, Manchester -joint
    1993  Hawthorne Theatre, Crawley - group
    1993  Gate 14, RCA - group
    1992, 1997, 1999, 2001  Hilary Thompson-Dredge, Hants - group
    1992  Smith's Gallery, London - group
    1992  The Black Pig Gallery, Kirkwall - joint
    1990,1992, 1996 and 1998   Kilvert Gallery, Clyro, Wales - joint
    1986  Peter Moores, Liverpool - group
    1983  Chatham Dockyard, Kent - joint show