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John Trowsdale at the Saul Hey gallery Manchester

About me

I've never allowed Crohn's Disease to get in the way of my life, but it has played it's part in where I find myself today.

I was born in Stockport England in April 1962. I'm married with two grown up kids. A Flexographic Printer by trade, painting had been a hobby during many of those years, enjoying creating landscape paintings from a kitchen table when work and raising a family allowed time.  

But then in April 2020 I was furloughed from my job for health reasons due to the covid pandemic. During the following months my outlook on life changed. Spending more time in my new studio space, I went through some difficult months deciding if I should pursue my dream of a career as an artist. I felt the time was right, So I made the difficult decision to leave the printing industry and full time work in late 2020 and took a part time job, allowing me more time to paint. Now in my 3rd year I'm still working part time but building a respectable portfolio and have sold my paintings in Asia, Australia and the USA as well as here in the UK by creating contemporary landscape art that I am proud of. 


Having now displayed my work in galleries in Manchester and Doncaster and coming runner up in 'Art Show International 2021, I feel I am slowly gaining credentials. The learning curve is continual, and I hope to continue to improve with experience in every painting I do. Although self taught, mixing ink in the printing trade for 42 years has played a huge part in my ability to mix and see colours in paint as well as in the landscape. I can only hope this is seen and appreciated in my work to date. 

 

 


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 Quality Giclée Prints

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Original fine Quality Oil Paintings

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The Loose Collection

This will be a set of less detailed original oil paintings with a more looser style brush stroke.

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 Out & About in 2023

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Chadkirk Art Exhibition

27th August

Myself, Sarah Riley, Les Heywood and a number of other artists will be exhibiting work for the first time together in Chadkirk Chapel on the country estate at the end of August. It will be a great opportunity to see and buy some amazing local landscape art. For more information about the event, please visit the link below.

Makers Market Romiley

2nd Sept and 18th Nov

I will be back under a gazebo along with the other traders in Romiley. Its a great chance to pop down and see me, and have a chat about the paintings on display. I have reduced the number of months I take part in this market this year, but always lovely to see new and familiar faces.

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Chadkirk Landscape Artist of The Year

Sunday 30th July This is the first time an art competition has taken place on the Chadkirk estate. And a first for me acting as a judge. I have been invited to take part alongside fellow artist Les Heywood, and with the event organiser Peter Ladbrow, it will be down to us to award £150 to the three worthy winners.

Mirror & Picture Factory

Several prints, framed and just mounted are on show for sale at this Stockport store.

Etherow Country Park

I'm very pleased to say that a number of framed prints are on display on the cafe walls at this beauty spot in compstall cheshire.

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Exhibitions, Galleries and News

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Cotton on Mcr August Exhibition

August 22

I was delighted to hear that 2 of my paintings made the shortlist of 65 out of the 189 submitted to be displayed at the 'Cotton on M'cr' Landscape Exhibition during mid August 22 at the Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester.

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D31 Gallery Summer Exhibition

3rd July 2022

Having missed the artist launch party while in Rhodes, it was great to get the opportunity to see the gallery set up for the exhibition at first hand at the public launch.


Meeting Chinwe Russell, Laura Lee and the rest of the gallery team was inspiring, not to mention having some very interesting conversations with talented and diverse artists like London based Ekaterina Adelskaya. Three of my works were on display during the exhibition in Doncaster. Both of the original paintings seen in the photo have now sold. 

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The news is......I made the news

13th December 2021

Following on from the small display I had in Romiley, a local newspaper journalist noticed the display and has written an article about me, highlighting the landscape scenes the locals know and love.

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Award winning painting

21st August 2021

I was delighted to come runner up in the
'Art show International' Landscape 2021 competition for 'Samuel's Mill' Although once a little sceptical of art competitions as being subjective, I think my attitude might be changing towards them as I have started to believe it helps to build self confidence as an artist and to a degree, gives the painting and myself some credibility.

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My Grandad loved your print. I gave it him today after getting it framed for Father's Day. He cried. He was made up. So thank you for creating such a special painting.

Now that's service for you! Got it, it's lovely, thanks so much.

Nicola Jayne

Anne Jones

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A great way to stay connected with me and the artwork I'm creating is through the free newsletter I write each month, which is emailed to you, providing an insight into what I do, how I do it, and more importantly, why I do it. What inspires me to paint, and the stories behind the paintings I've done. 
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