Paul Brandford and Jeanette Barnes are practising artists with over twenty years of experience in
devising and delivering workshops for schools and colleges for groups of all ages and abilities. They
continue to work for the Royal Academy of Arts Outreach Programme bringing life drawing workshops
to students across Britain. Jeanette also teaches on the Challenging Interior and the Drawing into
Print course at the Prince's Drawing School for post-graduate students and the public whilst Paul
leads workshops and talks for the RA in house learning programme. They have a shared passion for
the exploration of drawing both through their teaching and in their studio practise.
Paul examines today's world of politicians, conflicts and culture; the
resulting work is sometimes satirical, sometimes serious but never
an imitation. He uses photojournalism and film stills as a starting point,
these are transformed by an investigation into material properties
and visual language. He aims to create something that is both visually
captivating and thought provoking. Paul studied at the Royal Academy
Schools, he won first prize at the 2003 Jerwood Drawing Prizes and
was short-listed for the inaugural Threadneedle Prize. He has
delivered workshops for the Royal Academy of Arts, Somerset House,
Jeanette works on large energetic drawings of urban landscape.
She builds up large pieces through trial and error over a long
period of time, editing information and assessing new possibilities,
hopefully going beyond mere topography towards an unexpected
conclusion. Jeanette studied a Fine Art BA Hons degree at
Liverpool Polytechnic and attained Post-graduates in Painting at
the Royal Academy Schools and Printmaking at the Royal College
of Art. Amongst her awards are John Moores, Henry Moore and
Richard Ford Spanish Scholarships and prizes at the Hunting
Group, Drawings For All
, second prize in the Jerwood Drawing
Award and the Hugh Casson drawing Prize at the RA Summer
. She has delivered workshops for the Royal Academy of
Arts, NSEAD, Prince's Drawing School, Big Draw events and B&D
Gifted and Talented Summer Schools. Her work is in Corporate,
Public and Private Collections.
Jeanette Barnes   CV

1987 - 89  MA Printmaking - Royal College of Art
1984 - 87  Post-graduate - Royal Academy Schools
1980 - 83  BA Fine Art - Liverpool Polytechnic

Selected recent  exhibitions
2016 Urban Connections Solo Show Broadgate
Tower, London
Sense of Place Solo Show Radley College, Oxford
Art16 London with Anise Gallery Olympia, London
Royal Drawing School, Christies New York
2015 Site Specific - Solo exhibition at 11 Spitalfields
Gallery, London
Time & Tide Solo Exhibition Anise Gallery
, London
Lynn Painter Stainer Award
Mall Galleries, London
2014 Discerning Eye - Mall Galleries, London
Lynn Painter Stainers Prize - Mall galleries,London
Derwent Drawing Prize - Mall Galleries, London
2013 Royal Academy Summer Show, London
Awarded Hugh Casson Drawing Pize at
Royal Academy Summer Show
Jerwood Drawing Prizes - London & Tour
Lynn Painter Stainers - Mall Galleries - London
2012 Built - Mall Galleries, London
Threadneedle Prize - Mall Galleries, London
Royal Academy Summer Show, London
Mapping The Changes - Hackney Museum, London
Artist's Eye - Hackney Museum, London
Juxtaposition - See Studio, London
2011 Royal Academy Summer Show, London
Discerning Eye - Mall Galleries, London
In All Its Guises -  Forman's Smokehouse Gallery,
Site Specific -  Brentwood Road Gallery, Romford.
Emblem of my Work, Shandy Hall, Coxwold
London Sites - TOTO Gallery, London
Discerning Eye - Mall Galleries, London
Royal Academy Summer Show, London
Mixed Show - Roman Black Gallery, London
Discerning Eye - Mall Galleries, London
Mixed Show - Roman Black Gallery, London
Discerning Eye - Mall Galleries, London
Paul Brandford   CV

1985 -1988  Royal Academy Schools
1983 -1984 Herts College of Art and Design

Selected recent exhibitions
Monarchy in the UK, Brentwood Road Gallery,
Threadneedle Space Opening, Mall Galleries, London
The Artist's Eye, Hackney Museum, London
2011Then I Remembered, Carter Presents, London
Emblem of my Work, Shandy Hall, Coxwold
The London Group, Cello Factory, London
2010 Enjoy Democracy Responsibly, Forman's
Smokehouse Gallery, London
Mortars at Dawn, Leroy House, London
2009 We The People Salute Our Glorious Leaders
Thus, Carter Presents, London
Black Page Exhibition, Shandy Hall, Coxwold
Paper Rules, Apt Draschan, Vienna
2008Threadneedle Figurative Art Prize, Mall Galeries,
National Open Exhibition, Cichester
Wings of Time, Shandy Hall, Coxwold

Jeanette - I have been working on large drawings of  
London, includi
ng the Shard of Glass at London Bridge,
the Cheesegrater, Kings Cross and Battersea Power
Station. I like to capture the energy of cities and whilst I
love working in London, one of my favourite places to draw
is New York. I love its vibrancy and really enjoy working at
Grand Central Station and in Times Square. I am also
looking forward to doing more work in Dubai and hopefully
in China.
I do many sketches on location and then take these back
to the studio to begin my large drawings, which are about
150 x 210cms. My first ideas are never my last, I tend to
change, move and take out marks as each bit of
information is added to the work. They generally go on for
between three months to a year, as I develop the drawing
it builds up a history of previous decisions on the paper. I
genuinely don't know how they will turn out until they are
finished. They often surprise me.
Paul - since 1999 almost all of my work has began with
a photograph of some kind (either cut from a newspaper
or a snap that I have taken from a film or television
programme.) The camera continues to show the world in
new ways which I find hugely inspirational. I also from
time to time discover similarities between
photojournalism and historical painting. I collect vast
numbers of images, those that attract me beyond an
initial impulse to keep I then draw say once, twice maybe
three times to explore its potential. I might then go on to
make a painting based on the drawings and the
photograph. If I am developing certain ideas about a
subject I will purposefully collect images around that
subject but the random nature of images popping up in
newspapers is also very intriguing so that subject matter
isn't always controlled by what the artist's interests are
but by what happens in the world beyond the studio.
If you click on the picture of the Orbit above, it links to a
short video by ArcelorMittal of Jeanette talking about the
making of this drawing