Kristan Baggaley


Artist Statement

Baggaley has developed a very physical painting technique when interpreting the landscape in oils, splattering, dripping, scraping and eventually building up dense layers of paint and sand. The surface of the work is all important adding material from the landscape to the canvas including grit sands and dried vegetation, heather, bracken and cotton grasses. Cutting and dragging the media around the canvas, using palette knives, forks, spoons etc. These processes combine to reinforce the lack of permanence in the nature of landscape. For Kristan, the properties of a landscape can best be discovered when he has revisited a location numerous times. In painting familiar subject matter, the inessential falls away leaving only the essential.

Selected Awards

1st Prize the “Bernard Shaw Prize for Painting”
Prize Winner “Young Contemporaries” Icon Gallery Birmingham
“Stowells Trophy” Selected Exhibitor Royal College of Art.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2003 Cupola Gallery, Sheffield

2004 Manchester’s Art House, Manchester

2005 The Derwent Gallery, Grindleford, Derbyshire

2006 Manchester’s Art House, Manchester

2007 Gallerytop, Rowsley.

2008 Tregonning Gallery, Derby

2009 Gallerytop, Rowsley, Derbyshire

2010 The Derwent Gallery, Grindleford

2011 Tregonning Gallery, Friars Gate, Derby

2012 Gallerytop Rowsley, Derbyshire

2013 The Derwent Gallery Grindleford

2014 Gallerytop Rowsley Derbyshire

Regular Exhibitor at the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield


Art Fairs

The London Art Fair

Battersea Art Fair

Leeds Art Fair

Bristol Art Fair

Chelsea Art Fair



Sheffield University

Sheffield Hospital Trust

Royal Bank of Scotland

Four Seasons Hotels Uk

Dennis Mowers Uk

Braun Uk

Taylor and Emmet Solicitors

The Maynard Hotel


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