Trevor Osborne

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Background

Trevor was born in Essex but moved to Staffordshire when he was 10. At the age of 16, while studying at the Stanfield Technical School, he won the National English School Portrait Competition.

He was admitted one year early to the North Staffordshire Polytechnic, where he studied graphic design. He has subsequently completed degrees in theology and education.

Early Work

From 1974-6, he exhibited widely, first with the North Staffordshire Artists, and later with the Cheshire Artists.

From 1976-1981 he followed a post-graduate course in Figure drawing at North Staffordshire Polytechnic, while simultaneously lecturing in Art History at the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College. His work was shown in several solo and group exhibitions in the Stoke-on-Trent area.

The Isle of Wight

Moving to the Isle of Wight in 1983 led to a new period in Trevor’s work. He was captivated by the movement of sea and light, and his growing daughter was the inspiration for a series of studies.

From 1987 he regularly exhibited in the Quay Arts Centre, but his work was also being shown nationally, in Lymington (Hampshire), Bartley Drey Gallery (Chelsea), and London.

Trevor also exhibited in the Seaview Gallery on the Isle of Wight and was one of the first artists invited to exhibit at the launch of Kendall's Fine Art Gallery in Cowes.

His association with Kendall's and the Robert Perera Gallery (Lymington) led to series of marine paintings.