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Gideon Summerfield

London, United Kingdom

2019 has turned into a very special year for me as I had embarked on a new project to draw D Day veterans . This year is the 75th Anniversary of D Day and in June I was in Normandy to meet veterans from many countries including the UK, America and Canada.

In 2018 I was fortunate to have been commissioned by Hauser & Wirth to create a series of portraits of local people living in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. These portraits can been seen under the tab Characters of Braemar and are on display at the Fife Arms Hotel in Braemar.

In 2017, I completed a challenging postgraduate 'Drawing Year' in London, based at The Royal Drawing School. I feel very honoured to have attended such a prestigious school.

Prior to this I enjoyed a 3 year degree in Illustration at Cardiff School of Art and Design. I was thrilled to be awarded a 1st and am indebted to the teaching staff.

During my time in Cardiff, I progressed a number of personal projects. In 2016 I focussed on the experiences of refugees and created a project called 'Love the Stranger as Yourself.'

In 2015 I completed 'Sketch A Day Africa' – which involved drawing 365 African newsmakers from January 1st to December 31st 2015. This was incredibly challenging and also a wonderful way to learn more about Africa and to feature some extraordinary people. Previously, Africa was barely on my radar and in November 2015 I had a memorable experience visiting Senegal and Gambia.
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