Curriculum Vitae

Moving from my birthplace in the Midlands to London in the early seventies I was dismayed on visits home to see the backstreets where I grew up disappearing under the bulldozer along with a way of life never to surface again. I started feverishly to record these scenes before they disappeared forever, using photography and quick on the spot sketches as a base from which to develop more substantial durable works of art in the studio, a method I have used ever since



2015   Le Temps Qui Passe   

            La Maison du  Pays, Valleraugue, Gard, France


2003  Quiet Corners, Still Scenes     

            Wigmore Hall. London                            


1999  Scenes from an Urban Life  

           Ogilvy & Estill,  Conwy, N. Wales


1999  Scenes from the Continent      

           Wigmore Hall, London


1998  Recent Paintings         

           Marks & Spencers Head Office, London


1996  Recent Paintings    

           Luton Chamber of Commerce


1989  Dockland in Transition   

           Greenwich Theatre Art Gallery


1988  Life in the City    

           Waterman’s Art Gallery


I987  An Urban View of Life   

           London Borough of Tower Hamlets Touring Exhibition


1985  East End Works   

           Spitalfields Health Centre


1981  Townscapes   

          Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield


1980  Shop Fronts/Street Corners 

           City Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

Doreen Fletcher was born in Newcastle-under-Lyme, North Staffordshire

She lives and works in London and France


Doreen Fletcher: Recent Paintings

18th June- 9th July 2022

Town House

5 Fournier Street


E1 6QE

Meet the artist on Saturday, 18th June

Admission Free


Sept 2020            Townhouse Open, Townhouse Gallery, 5 Fournier Street, London, E1 6QE

June 2019             Architecture of London   Guildhall Art Gallery, EC2V 5AE

June 2019             Royal Academy Summer Exhibition   The Royal Academy, Burlington House, Piccadilly London W1J 0BD

Jan 2019                Doreen Fletcher - A Retrospective   The Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

Nov 2018              Painting the Hamlets  Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives

Oct 2017                 Shortlisted for the inaugural Evening Standard Contemporary Art Prize

Oct 2017                In Between, Almost Gone,Townhouse Gallery, 5 Fournier Street, London, E1 6QE

July 2017           Le Chemin des RevesLa Maison du Pays, Valleraugue, Gard, France

2016                  Lost TimeTownhouse Gallery, 5 Fournier Street, London, E1 6QE

2015                    Le Temps Qui PasseLa Maison du Pays, Valleraugue, Gard, France

2000                   W & N Millenium Painting Awards,

                                        St. James’ Palace, London 

                                        The United Nations  New York

                                        World Trade Centre Stockholm                    

1998+96             Whitechapel Open Art Exhibition, London

1993+91+90        Laing Art Collection, Mall Galleries, London

1987+86+84      Whitechapel Open Art Exhibition, London

1986+85+82      GLC Spirit of London Exhibition, Royal Festival Hall, London

1979                    Tolly Cobbold Touring Exhibition, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

1976                    Young Contemporaries, South London Art Gallery

1975                    Northern Young Contemporaries, Liverpool



Foreign Office, London


Corporation of London, Guildhall Galleries


Fife Regional Council Collection


London Borough of Tower Hamlets Collection


London Borough of Hammersmith


City Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent 


Borough Museum & Art Gallery, Newcastle-under-Lyme




Arthur Andersen & Co, London


Hambros Bank, London


Spero Communications, London


Druce & Co. London


Charterhouse Bank plc, London


Baker & McKenzie, Solicitors, London   


Morgan & Grenfell Merchant Bankers, London