PHYLLIS TODD

Biography

71 - 72 Carlisle College of Art.
72 - 75 Kingston School of Art and Design.
76 - 80 Freelance Interior Design with annual work for the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
80 - 81 Reading University Post Graduate Certificate Education.
82 - 87 Taught Art and Pottery at Chatham School for Girls, Kent.
88 - 08 Morley College, London.

Awards
2004 Dulwich Picture Gallery Summer Exhibition. Two paintings selected.
First Prize awarded for African Landscape.

Statement
I was born in the Philippines and raised in Malaysia, Indonesia and Scotland.
I have always loved to draw, it is a constant challenge. It is simply a desire to record and express my feelings about the world around us.
My work is varied. Gesture drawing is a quick drawing responding to the model concerned with what they are doing or expressing rather than with what they look like.
Lately I have been doing my Stripes Series. I started after a clear out when I had old odd bits of sketches and ideas which otherwise would have been discarded. I also have a collection of precious bits, bags, wrappings and origami papers and fabrics which I have saved (been unable to throw away) from my travels.
Initially the stripes were about different papers and fabrics, then I realized they were a perfect way to record a journey or holiday, like a story board. I then started to make stripes of the area where I live. The town scape is changing so fast I felt the need to record what’s here now. During “lockdown 2020” the stripes bled into the spaces in between.


EXHIBITIONS
1999 Walcot Gallery, Kennington, London
2000 Whiteleys Atrium with Nine Elms Group of Artists, London
2001 Stockwell Arts Fair, London
2002/3 Open House at The Bowling Hall, Kennington, London
2003/4 Contemporary Art at 45 Marylebone High St., London
2004 Dulwich Picture Gallery Summer Exhibition, two paintings selected.
2004 Made at Morley, Morley Gallery, London
2005 Three Artists at 71 Mark Lane, London.
2006 Contemporary Art at 8 Thurloe Place, Cromwell Rd., London
2006/7 The Gallery, Burlington Arcade, London.
2007/9 Chelsea Art Gallery, Duke of York Sq., London
2008/9 AAF The Affordable Art Fair, London

2010 Glen Lyon Summer Art, Perthshire, Scotland
2010 Urban
Art, Brixton, London
2011 Urban Art,  Brixton and Lambeth Open Studios.
2012 Urban Art, Brixton and Lambeth Open Studios.
2013 Urban Art, Brixton, Lambeth Open Studios and  PARALLAX ART FAIR, Chelsea Town Hall.  
2014 Urban Art, Brixton
2015 Lambeth Open Studios,  3rd & 4th October.
2016 Urban Art, Brixton and Lambeth Open Studios
2017 Urban Art, Brixton and Lambeth Open Studios
2018 Urban Art, Brixton and Lambeth Open Studios
2019 Urban Art, Brixton.