Oliver Bedeman is a figurative painter living and working in London, whose work focuses on imagined and often dreamlike portraiture. He takes inspiration from the city through drawing, and in his studio combines this observation with a colourful interpretation of literature, music and story-telling - with figures such as Alan Ginsberg, Stephen Foster and Nature Boy recurring as silent characters.
Following a degree in Painting at Brighton University, Oliver studied at the The Royal Drawing School in London where he won the Lady Rothermere Award and residency and has taught on their drawing program.
Oliver's painting of his brother Tom, was selected for the 2016 Columbia Threadneedle Prize exhibition, and that year had a solo exhibition titled 'Nature Boy' to accompany a monograph, available on request.
05/01 - 19/02 Solo Exhibition Black Swan Arts, Frome
31/01 - 17/02 Finalist of Columbia Threadneedle Exhibition 2018 Mall Galleries, London
01/06 - 01/07 Group Exhibition The Fairhurst Gallery, Norwich
25/10 - 15/11 Solo Exhibition The Fine Art Society, London