Bob Meecham

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Born West London 1952 Studied Art at West Surrey College of Art and North East London Polytechnic Worked in East End with deprived children building adventure playgrounds for the Greater London Council Has lived and worked in Israel, travelled widely in Europe and Indonesia. Studied and worked with Craftsman Potters Association members, Michael Buckland and Denis Moore at the Greendene Pottery Studios. Has taught painting and ceramics in Adult Education, working with young offenders and private coaching: Other work includes practical workshops and lectures on JMW Turner for Tate Britain WORKS include: Paintings on many themes: landscapes, legends, myths and stories. Communal works with a group of artists forming ‘The London Surrey Arts’ Various ceramic items: domestic and slab work for exhibitions. Book illustration and works based on Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Much of my work reflects the idea that places; landscapes, buildings and objects bear witness to, and reveal the collective memories of human stories. There is a spirit of place that can be captured and drawn out in the practise of drawing and painting, both in situ and in longer contemplation through sketchbook diaries.