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‘Will Calver is a painter based in Kent and Cornwall. In his paintings he combines the techniques of classical figuration with a freer hand. The paintings are made from life in an alla prima mode, working from direct observation and drawings. This entails spending time in the immediate presence of the subject and discovering its individuality.’

“Painting becomes meditative, slowing down our fast paced world. Through mindful observation, the everyday is seen in a new light.”

'Ffern' collaboration, painting for 'Winter 21' Fragrance, 21 December 2020 - 20 March 2021

'A Christmas Wish', New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall, 5 December 2020 - 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 Exhibition, 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

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