Russell Dorey


I was born in 1961 and brought up on the Suffolk border (but actually in Essex). I was packed off to Felsted school (Essex again) where I was largely passive throughout the term of an education until my epiphany on the A604 to Braintree when I decided on an almost random, ridiculous but lucky impulse to leave school in order to study art. I did the then two year foundation course followed by a degree at Maidstone School of Art (1979-82). Disgorged into the world I spent a year in a big cold farmhouse near Exeter trying to work out what you had to do to be an artist and then I spent a final three years at the Royal Academy School on the post Graduate Diploma course (1983-86). For the three decades since I left the Royal Academy School I've made a living by painting, working in London then the south west of France and recently in Hastings. Despite an innate ability to ignore anything that begins to look too much like success I have been commissioned by the National Trust, have sold paintings through Agnews (Old Bond St, London), exhibited at Royal Academy Summer exhibitions, and have had regular one man exhibitions.



Lucy Bell Fine Art
(46 Norman Road, ST Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, TN38 0EJ)

Abbott and Holder
(30 Museum Street, London, WC1A1LH)

The Curwen and New Academy Galleries
(34 Windmill St, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2JR)

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