© Gavin Mayhew


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Gavin Mayhew, artist, art tutor and on-line art demonstrator for an international art site. He ran a number of adult art classes and courses. Representation (embassy), Brussels. Summer 2012, he exhibited new work with the ‘5elements’ project in the Kulturhalle, Tübingen, Germany. Gavin's work has been commissioned internationally and has been featured on TV in the UK and USA. He has gained a number of regional awards for art projects and teaching.

For 4 years he ran an art holiday course in Kefalonia, Greece. The course was featured in an issue of the international art magazine ‘Artists and Illustrators’, Summer 2012. Gavin is a painter and sculptor who uses mixed media, oils and acrylics and is inspired by life, dance, and sport.

He has exhibited his art internationally including Germany, USA, Belgium, UK and has worked on collaborative projects with other artists, dancers, and photographers throughout Europe. Other work focuses on the complexities of the human condition as shown through surreal expressions of people and sculptures, illustrating such emotions as love, hate, greed, wonder, sadness etc, and usually with a story to tell. He calls this style ‘Surreal Expressionism’.

He has exhibited at the Hartlepool Art Gallery, summer 2014. Working with the German artist Dieter Löckle, he showed work from his long artistic relationship alongside installations, sculptures and art around the theme of ‘Conciliation’ for the Hartlepool Festival, July/August. Exhibition title ‘Warships to Friendships’. Now practicing in in Leeds.

Exhibitions/Awards
In 1992 he represented County Durham in their cultural exchange scheme and staged two exhibitions in Germany. Following two successful exhibitions in the U.S.A. in February, 1999, he returned to exhibit in the twin county of Durham, North Carolina in August, 2000. He represented county Durham at the Municipality of Royvas Painting Festival, Crete in August, 2006. In the summer of 2008 he participated in the international arts project (England, France, Germany, Italy) ‘4elements’, exhibiting in Tübingen, Germany. In January, 2011, he had a major exhibition of dance images at Dance City, Newcastle on Tyne. In summer 2011, he exhibited new work with the ‘4elements’ project in the Baden-Württemberg Representation (embassy), Brussels. Summer 2012, he exhibited new work with the ‘5elements’ project in the Kulturhalle, Tübingen, Germany.