Fawcett’s painting practice explores visual dichotomies - concrete versus abstract, discipline versus freedom, and order versus chaos.
Having successfully carved a niche earlier in his career as a figurative painter, a turning point came when teaching adults with learning disabilities. The profound joy that his students showed in their approach to painting, was life affirming and hugely inspirational.
Tension is created by conflicting renderings of the spontaneous and the deliberate, the conscious and the unconscious, or the strange and familiar. The resulting image is one that appears familiar but resists recognition. At first glance, his paintings introduce new forms of communication between irregular lines, naive marks offset by regular forms. His work is characterised by immediacy of a painting process, working with the urgency of decision making along with more considered composition.
Brighton University PGCE (Art&Design) Studies
University of Sunderland BA (Hons) Fine Art
Cambridge College of Arts Foundation Diploma (Art &Design)
The Other Art Fair Truman Brewery London March 19-22nd 2020
JP Art Gallery Winter online exhibition 2020
JP Art Gallery Autumn online exhibition 2020
Solo Show - "Edge of Abstraction" Aspire, Ryde. 2020, Curated by Jan Johnston and Zoe Barker
Isle of Wight open studios, summer 2019
Quay Arts group show, Isle of Wight, summer 2019
Dynamite Gallery Group show 2018
Solo show "Modern Life is Rubbish",
Jack House Gallery, Portsmouth 2017
DMH Stallard London, Group show 2016
Ink-d gallery 10 year group show 2016
Shortlisted for National Open Art Competition 2016
Big Heart Auction selected work 2016
Art for Syria Auction donation 2016
DMH Stallard Art gallery, Gatwick, UK - Oct 2015
King's Hill gallery, Kent, UK.
Galerie de Francony - France. Representation from October 2015.
Jeffrey Meier Gallery, New Jersey: - Spring Show 2015
Phoenix Gallery Brighton, UK "A3" group show & auction 10/14
Phoenix Open Studios 8-16/11/14
Ink-d Gallery Brighton 13/06/-13/07/14 "Pushing Paint"
Redroaster Solo Exhibition summer 2013
Affordable Art Fair - Battersea, London (Spring 2013)
JAG Gallery –Brighton (Resident Artist 2012/13)
Willow foundation Charity Art Auction 2016
Affordable Art Fair - Hampstead, London(Autumn 2012)
Affordable Art Fair - Battersea, London(March 2012)
Lilford Gallery, Canterbury
Ink-D gallery Brighton (current)
No Walls Gallery
First Floor 2 Gallery
Brighton Art Fair
Brighton Festival, Five Ways GuestArtist
Brighton Festival, Roundels &Scoundrels
Worthing Museum & Gallery
Toovey’s Contemporary Art Auction
Art House Emsworth
Ceolfrith Gallery Sunderland