Biography

I am an artist, writer and teacher living in Leicestershire where  I research,  practice, teach  and write about fine art.

My art work has been included in many  group shows in Birmingham, Glasgow, London, Cambridge and Leicester and my most recent solo exhibition was at the Harborne Art Gallery in Birmingham (April – June 2015).

Writings, in the form of Exhibition  Reviews, Newspaper Articles, References and Catalogue  contributions is regularly undertaken and welcomed  (recent examples can be found at www.a-n.co.uk ).

Having post-graduate qualifications in Fine Art, Art Education and Cultural Studies and 30 years experience of working in Further and Higher Education, I continue to work with individuals and groups as a facilitator/mentor/teacher. I originate and lead workshops and courses in art and design practice and theory (see recent examples at www.ten2gallery.co.uk)

My studio is in Hinckley in Leicestershire and I am pleased to  welcome  visitors by prior arrangement.

Examples of the work can be seen at the studio in Hinckley, Leicestershire.
Please telephone or e-mail to if you would like to visit.

Email: p.l.berry@btinternet.com

Mobile: 07786 076275

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Born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 1936

Education and Qualifications:
Cheltenham Grammar School
Cheltenham College of Art  N.D.D.  in Sculpture
Slade School of Fine Art, London, P.G.Diploma in Sculpture and Printmaking
(prizes for Drawing and Sculpture)
Birmingham Polytechnic M.A. in Art Education (thesis ‘The Economy of Art’)
Birmingham University M.Soc.Sci. in Cultural Studies (thesis ‘The Meaning of Objects’)
Satchidananda Ashram, Virginia, U.S.A. Advanced Level Teaching Diploma in Hatha Yoga
Vivekananda Kendra, Bangalore, India, Yoga Therapy Studies

Teaching:
ILEA, Islington, London, Adult Education in Art and Design
Cheltenham College of Art, Visiting Lecturer in Sculpture
Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham Polytechnic, UCE in Birmingham, Senior Lecturer in Art and Design (Foundation and Community Studies)
Solihull Sixth Form College, Moderator in Art and Design subjects.

Exhibitions: see dedicated page