Date of Birth30th June 1963
1996-1999Royal Academy Schools, Postgraduate Diploma in Painting.
1982-1985Leeds Polytechnic, BA(Hons)
1981-1982Mid-Cheshire College, Foundation Studies.
2002 1st Prize, Hunting Art Prizes.
2000 Commissioned by ‘The Mill’ film production company
1999 "Cyril Sweett Award," Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers, for the most outstanding Post-graduate degree show of 1999
Haite Travel Scholarship, "London Prize", Hunting Art Prizes.
1998 "Commended" BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London.
Discerning Eye Award for figure painting
Elizabeth Scott-Moore Watercolour Prize, RWS.
Richard Jack And George Isted Prizes for portraiture, Premiums Exhibition,
Sackler Galleries, RA, London.
2005Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London W1
Royal Overseas League, London W1
2004Beaux Arts, Bath
2003Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London W1
2001Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London W1
2000Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax, W. Yorks.
Long and Ryle, London
1995Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames
2006Art Projects Space, London Art Fair
2005Gibsone Jessop Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Sea Voices, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
2004 AAF New York
Arts Futures Exhibition, Contemporary Art Society, London
2003 Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood space, London
Cast Iron Gallery, New York
2001 & 2002Beaux Arts, Bath
2000Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
& 2004BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London.
1990,1993, 1999, 2001 & 2002Hunting Art Prizes, RCA London.
1998 & 1999The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London.
1998 Singer & Friedlander Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, London.
Royal Overseas League Annual Exhibition, Overseas House, London.
1997 & 1998 Premiums Exhibition, Sackler Galleries, RA, London.
1997,1998,2001, 2002 &2004Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
1994Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.
2006National Portrait Gallery 150th Anniversary – contributed towards mystery portrait postcard collection
2005Guest speaker on contemporary portraiture, National Portrait Gallery London
2001 – presentPart-time Lecturer- Heatherley School of Art, Chelsea, London
1999-2000Artist in Residence, London Business School, Regents Park, London.
1999Visiting Lecturer- Loughborough University, Winchester School of Art & John Moores University, Liverpool
1997-1998President of Students Union, RA Schools.
1994 & 1986Leeds Metropolitan University, Visiting Lecturer, Printmaking.
1991Florence Trust, London- 10 Month Residency.
1990Cyprus College of Art
1988-1996Private commissions in Florida, New York, Austria, Sweden and Switzerland.
1987St Paul’s Gallery, Leeds- Artist in Residence.
2003John Holden, Galleries Magazine, April 2003
Sue Hubbard, ‘Forever England’, Independent, 8 April
Martin Gayford Catalogue introduction April 2003
2000Jay Merrick. ‘Reflections in a darkling eye’, The Independent, 14 March
1999Martin Gayford. 'Freudian tendency', Daily Telegraph, 30 June
Morgan Falconer. 'Archer quietly hits the bullseye- yet again', Highbury and Islington Express, 8 February.
1998William Packer. 'Changing face of contest', Financial Times, 7 July.
Martin Gayford. 'Choose from lively, quirky or accomplished', Daily Telegraph, 22 July.
Martin Gayford. 'Painting in the rain', Daily Telegraph, 30 September