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geoff shillito

The theme of Geoff’s work over the past few years has been the human head, more often than not as portraits on a monumental scale. This allows the viewer to examine in minute detail the landscape of the face. At the same time it invites the viewer to speculate on the character within. 

From birth we are programmed to respond to other faces. Yet as we mature close proximity becomes socially unacceptable. Always fascinated by the intimate view and conflicts of scale he places the subject confrontationally close. The face seen with such immediacy can be absorbing, fascinating or disquieting, uncomfortable and even threatening.

Geoff is an award-winning fine artist with a growing and enthusiastic following. He was elected a member of the Bath Society of Artists in 2005. He exhibits mainly in London and the South West, and has paintings in private collections in the USA & UK.

Geoff Shillito
Image: Courtesy Ann Cook FRPS



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Open Exhibitions

Bath Society of Artists Summer Exhibition,
Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Holburne Portrait Prize Exhibition, Holburne Museum, Bath 2012

Royal West of England Academy of Arts Annual Autumn Exhibition, Clifton, Bristol, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2013, 2016

Royal West of England Academy of Arts Encore Exhibition, Clifton, Bristol 2005

Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London 2000

Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition, London 2001

Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition, London 2001, 2004

Wells Art Contemporary Exhibition 2012, 2013

Black Swan Arts Open Exhibition, Frome 2013, 2016

South West Academy of Arts Annual Open Exhibition, Exeter 2000, 2001, 2002

Millfield Open Summer Exhibition, Street 1998, 2000, 2007, 2011, 2012


Winner: The Public Choice Prize, Wells Art Contemporary Exhibition 2012

Winner: Millfield Summer Open Exhibition 2007

Winner: The Les Matthews Oil Painting Prize, Bath Society of Artists Annual Exhibition 2005

Group Exhibitions

Bath Society of Artists Members' Exhibition 2005, 2006 2007, 2009

Bath Society of Artists Members' Exhibition Mariner's Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall 2014

Artspace, Henley-on-Thames 2002

South West Academy of Arts Winter Exhibition, Exeter 2001

Millfield Figurative Exhibition, Street (invited artist) 2008

Artistic Licence Gallery, Hampstead, London 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Thompson Gallery, Stow-in-the-Wold 2001

Sadler Street Gallery, Wells 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Solo Exhibitions

Granada Television, Clifton, Bristol 2003


Member of the Bath Society of Artists (elected 2005)

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