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Portrait of Kit Glaisyer by Pete Millson

Kit Glaisyer is best known for his West Dorset Landscapes and Cafe Royal paintings. He has also been Director of Bridport Open Studios since 2010. He was born in Dorchester and grew up in the small village of Buckland Newton, just south of Sherborne. Both parents were talented amateur artists and Kit would often go out landscape painting with his father. After school, Kit studied first at Bournemouth & Poole College of Art & Design and then at West Surrey CAD (Farnham), before making his way to London in the 90’s, and building a body of Abstract paintings, exhibiting at the Suzanne Ruggles Gallery on the Kings Road and the New Grafton Gallery in Barnes.

In 1998 he moved back to Dorset and got a studio at the Oakhayes Art Residency in Symondsbury (just outside Bridport) and then started St Michael’s Studios in Bridport the following year. Highly Commended at the Marshwood Arts Awards 2015, he had a major retrospective of his Cinematic Landscape paintings at the Octogon Gallery in Bath in 2013, and was a Finalist in the Holburne Portrait Prize 2012. He also published the book “25 Bridport Painters & Sculptors” in 2010 and is Co-Chair of the Spirit of Bridport Community Group.

He has been working on a series of landscapes called “The Cinematic Landscape” for a number of years, spending from 6 to 8 months on each of a series of commissions, including views across the Marshwood Vale, the Bride Valley, from Lewesdon Hill, near Whitchurch Canonircorum, Bulbarrow Hill and Burton Bradstock.

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