BORGES, Carl Peter

1963 - ?

Born in the Colchester district in 1963, son of Paul A. Borges and his wife Judith B. née Burge, who married in the Braintree district in 1958. A largely self taught painter and printmaker, his early work utilised a wide variety of mediums reflecting experiences whilst travelling in Europe, USA, Australia and Asia with images expressing memories of the people and places encountered with other images exploring the patterns, shapes and textures found in nature. From his studio at Prospect Place, Park Road, Combs, Stowmarket, Suffolk his work proceeds through a series of sketches and sometimes photographs. The first sketches are usually from memory or imagination but the composition develops a combination of sketches from the scene and photographs are used to fill in any required details with the completed composition transferred onto the surface of the lino or wood block. The simplest linocuts are in black and white but more complex images can be developed by layering several colours on top of each other. His work has been exhibited at St John Smith’s Square in Westminster; The Gallery at Shepherds Market, Mayfair; The Geeden Gallery in Fingringhoe, Essex; The Grapevine Gallery in Norwich and in Suffolk at The Strand Gallery in Aldeburgh; The Jessica Muir Gallery in Long Melford and Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury where he is a member. He married in 1994, Sarah E. Martin.

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