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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

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

Recent Publication:

 

Complimenting the exhibition Spitalfields Life Books are publishing a hardback book of Doreen Fletcher's paintings, on sale from 15th November 2018.

To order a copy click here

Recent Publication

Lost Time

A 48 page booklet called Lost Time, written by Fiona Atkins, was published to accompany Doreen's exhibition at the Townhouse Gallery in June 2016 and has now been updated to coincide with her 2019 exhibition at the

Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London

It includes illustrations of Doreen’s paintings and discusses them in the context and history of their locations. The first part of the catalogue looks into the history and perception of London's East End, it's community and the post war re-development of the area.

Cost: £7.50 plus £2.50 post & packing from the Townhouse, https://www.townhousespitalfields.com/catalogues/lost-time/

Financial Times review, Architecture of London Exhibition, Guildhall Art Gallery @FT (Paywall) Edwin Heathcote 25/06/2019

BBC News Online article

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-46959155

Guardian Newspaper Article

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2019/feb/13/evocative-paintings-of-how-east-london-has-changed-in-pictures

 

Doreen Fletcher in conversation with Tabitha Potts for Roman Road London

https://romanroadlondon.com/doreen-fletcher-east-london-artist/
 

 

Roman Road London's review of Doreen Fletcher Paintings

https://romanroadlondon.com/doreen-fletchers-paintings-book-review/

Article by the Gentle Author for Spitalfields Life

http://spitalfieldslife.com/2019/01/24/doreen-fletcher-in-her-own-words/

Modern British Art Collector

https://modernbritishartcollector.co.uk/2019/03/15/a-visit-to-the-nunnery-gallery/

Article on the Londonist

https://londonist.com/london/art-and-photography/doreen-fletcher paintings-exhibition

Times Literary Supplement review
https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/private/the-east-end/

Daily Mail Online review

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6627899/Artist-quit-painting-15-years-ago-work-finally-show.html

House & Gardens Magazine review

https://www.houseandgarden.co.uk/gallery/doreen-fletcher-retrospective

Art UK

https://artuk.org/discover/artists/fletcher-doreen-b-1952

Art Rabbit online

https://www.artrabbit.com/events/lost-time-by-doreen-fletcher