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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: Paintings


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

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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: £10.50 plus £2.50 post & packing from the Townhouse,

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

BBC News Online article

Guardian Newspaper Article


Doreen Fletcher in conversation with Tabitha Potts for Roman Road London


Roman Road London's review of Doreen Fletcher Paintings

Article by the Gentle Author for Spitalfields Life

Modern British Art Collector

Article on the Londonist paintings-exhibition

Times Literary Supplement review

Daily Mail Online review

House & Gardens Magazine review

Art UK

Art Rabbit online

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