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Will Calver is a painter living and working in the Kentish countryside. His depictions of everyday objects aim to convey a sense of stillness and subtle presence.

 

The paintings are made from life, working from direct observation to study the interactions between light, forms and colour, and to express the intimacy that develops through spending time in the presence of the subject.

 

From his studio, set among fruit trees and farmland, he is able to bear witness to the slow turning of the year, and this helps to create a sense of naturalism in his work.

'New Light', Wilson Stephens and Jones

Wilson Stephens and Jones, Notting Hill, London, 22 November 2021

Winter Exhibition, 155a Gallery

155a Gallery, East Dulwich,  London, 22 November 2021

'Solo Exhibition (Summer Collection)', New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall, 31 July - 12 Aug. 2021

'One: Paintings of Single Objects', 155A Gallery, East Dulwich, London, 4 - 26 June 2021

'Best Small Portrait' Award: Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London, 6 May 2021

Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP) Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, 5 May - 15 May 2021

'No.1'  (Opening Exhibition), MORGANS, Falmouth, Cornwall, 12 April - 13 May 2021 

'Ffern' collaboration, painting for 'Winter 21' Fragrance, 21 Dec. - 20 March 2021

'A Christmas Wish', New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall, 5 December - 4 January 2021

'Shaping the Future', New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall, 2 May - 30 May 2020

'A Christmas Gift' (a group show), New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall, 2019

'8x2': Eight artists, Two days (group show), Tin Tabernacle, Hythe, Kent, 2019

'An Exhibition: Anna Calleja and Will Calver at Porthmeor Studios', St. Ives, Cornwall, 2019

Graduated; BA(Hons) in Fine Art, Falmouth University, Cornwall, 2019

Krijn De Kooning Collaboration Project, Wellington Terrace, Falmouth, Cornwall, 2019

BA Fine Art Degree Show, Belmont House, Falmouth, Cornwall, 2019

Woodlane Windows Exhibition, Falmouth, Cornwall, 2019

A Selection of Paintings, Small Ships, Falmouth, Cornwall 2018

BA Fine Art, The Poly Exhibition, Falmouth, Cornwall, 2018

London Academy of Representational Arts, Portraiture Short Course, Clapham, London, 2018

Falmouth University UAL Foundation Diploma, Wellington Terrace Exhib., Falmouth, Cornwall, 2016

Falmouth University UAL Foundation, 2015-2016

Scholarship to the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA), Mall Galleries, London 2015

Page Turner Exhibition, Turner Contemporary Gallery, Margate, 2014

1st Place, John Downton Awards, Maidstone, 2014

National Student Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, 2014

National Student Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, 2013

1st Place, John Downton Awards, Maidstone, 2012

b.1996