A portrait of the artist with his daemon

A portrait of the artist with his daemon

Born 1959, Malaysia. Lives and Works in Somerset.

Gatfield is, save for the guiding influence of some enlightened art teachers at school, entirely self-taught. Now living in London, there still lingers in his canvases a childhood fascination with the startling vegetation of the tropics, yet the world he now describes is one completely of his own invention.


Manchester Academy of Fine Arts, First Prize and secondary award
Bordeaux Salon D’Hiver, Grands Prix

2007 Six Months in the Beautiful Chaaos, John Martin Gallery
2006 Into The Jungle – A Homage to Rousseau, John Martin Chelsea
2004 Shadow Gardens, John Martin Chelsea
2002 Carbonsync, John Martin Gallery
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
Pastel Society Annual Open, Mall Galleries, London
Short List of 80 for Jerwood Painting Prize
Manchester Academy of Fine Arts Open
Royal West of England Academy Annual Open, Bristol
1997 New Art Center, Boston USA
Beaux Art Gallery, Group Exhibition, London
Beaux Art Gallery Bath, Solo Exhibition
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
Biennial D’Alcoi, Spain
National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
Konicus Gallery, Bristol, solo Exhibition
Bordeaux, Salon D’Hiver, France
Le Rire Bleu Figeac, France
Royal Overseas League, London
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
Danziger Metcalf Gallery, Solo Exhibition, London

1994 Millay Colony for the Arts, USA