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Danny Markey

Danny Markey

Danny Markey was born and lived in Cornwall until he moved to London to study at Camberwell School of Art, graduating in 1987. In the same year he received first prize in the South Bank Picture Show at the Festival Hall in London and won the Richard Chamberlain Memorial Prize at the Camberwell School of Art Painting Competition. In 1993 he was a prize winner at the London Annual Show at the Barbican, London; in 2007 he was again nominated prize winner, this time at the Discerning Eye Mall Galleries show. Since 1987 Danny has lived and painted in London, Wales, Tokyo, Cornwall and California and in 2001 he was elected a member of the Royal West of England Academy. He has been represented in Cork Street for nearly 20 years, during which time he has had eight solo shows. His work is represented in leading private collections nationally and internationally.


Danny Markey's paintings extract a colourful and spontaneous simplicity from the landscape and from his immediate surroundings. Travel inspires him and he has lived and painted in Cornwall, Japan and USA.
"For me, painting and the choice of subject is impulsive. However, I do try to avoid the picturesque and look at the unregarded yet common aspects of the world around me. In the end what matters is what you make of it in paint but I seem to need a place, a landscape to get me going and the little epiphanies that trigger ideas for my paintings can occur in the most ordinary settings."


1983-84 Falmouth School of Art
1984-87 Camberwell School of Art, BA Honours Degree Fine Art

Solo Exhibitions:

2008The Redfern Gallery, London
2005 Desert Places, The Redfern Gallery, London
2002 Suburban Hymns, New Work, The Redfern Gallery, London
2000 Albany Gallery, Cardiff
2000 The Redfern Gallery, London

Group Exhibitions:
2017 The Art School: Group Show, Beside The Wave, Falmouth Cornwall
2011 Affordable Art Fair, London & Bristol
2010 3 Man Show, Beside The Wave Gallery
2008 Night, Royal West of England Academy, Contemporary artists from 18th to 19th Century
2008 Estuary, Two Person Exhibition, Newport Museum and Art Gallery (with Andrew Hardwick)
2008 The Drawing Room, Royal West of England Academy, Contemporary and Historical Drawings
2002 Discerning Eye Exhibition, The Mall Galleries (selected by Griff Rhys Jones)
2001 Open Painting Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy
2001 Discerning Eye Exhibition, The Mall Galleries (selected by Michael Parkinson)

2011 Regional Winner, Discerning Eye
2009 Second Prize at the Royal Watercolour society Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
2007 Prize Winner, Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London

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