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.

Oliver's first solo show at The Fine Art Society was on view at their Bond Street gallery 12th - 29th September 2017. Please click here for more details.

Future Exhibitions

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

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