British watercolour artist born in Stoke on Trent.
Winner of James Fletcher-Watdon Memorial Award at the RI annual show in 2019, and Winner of The Art Critic Award at the Mall Galleries, London in April 2018 with his depiction across 3 large paintings of Chatterley Whitfield Colliery in Stoke on Trent in watercolour and salt. These paintings launched the Written in Dust series of work which we are delighted to represent.
On the 26th January 2016 Geoffrey Wynne RI along with Joan Walley (former M.P. for Stoke on Trent North) presented a watercolour painting of Middleport Pottery by Geoffrey Wynne on behalf to H.R.H The Prince of Wales on behalf of the people of Burslem.
The original painting was produced in 2014 during renovation works carried out by The Princes Regeneration Trust, which saved the Victorian Pottery, making it into a world class visitor attraction.
H.R.H. The Prince of Wales is a trained watercolour artist and a member of the Royal Institute of Watercolourists of which Geoffrey Wynne RI is also an elected member.
Geoffrey Wynne is one of the top watercolour artists in the world. He has won very prestigious Sunday Times Watercolour competition and won many national awards in Spain. He won the Windsor and Newton 2014 RI prize for his painting "Thin Red Line" which sold at Barewall in 2015.
He was also accepted to participate in The World Watercolour competition held by the international publication "The Art of Watercolour".
He attended the Burslem School of Art and is originally from Stoke on Trent.
His latest work includes medium of watercolour and salt whilst exploring his Potteries roots including a series called Written in Dust which pays homage to the miners. His grandfather was a miner at the North Staffordshire mine, Chatterley Whitfield.
Geoffrey Wynne has continued to explore his Potteries roots since 2012 on suggestion of his good friend and fellow artist who lived in Burslem, Ken Griffiths. Ken enjoyed visiting the gallery at Barewall on many occasions.
RI James Fletcher-Watson Award for Revolution 2019
RI Art Critic Award : Written in Dust The Resurrection of The Miners 2018
RI Windsor Newton Prize: The Red Line 2014
The Singer Friedlander Sunday Times Watercolour Competition.
Duchess of Alba watercolour prize Sevilla, Gaudi Watercolour Prize
Prizes in Malaga, Granada, Cordoba, Vitoria, Almeria
Elected member of The Royal Institute of Watercolourists (RI) 2008.