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Former Fareham College student wows at first solo art exhibition

A talented ex-student from Fareham College, the UK’s college of the year, has successfully launched his first solo art exhibition at Winchester’s Fulflood Gallery.

Joshua Langley, who found a passion for art as a toddler, drafting complex sketches of people and places, studied art and design at Fareham College where he achieved great results.

Now a promising artist with his own website, Joshua was looking for a place to showcase his work and chose Fulflood Gallery because of its track record in launching successful solo shows from budding artists.

Joshua showcased his ‘plein air’ paintings of Winchester at an exhibition on the 8th and 9th September at the gallery. The collection of 21 original oil paintings capture the beauty of the historic medieval city and Joshua’s talent for painting landscapes. 

Nigel Duncan, Principal of Fareham College was one of the attendees at the exhibition and said:

“Josh is a very talented artist, painting portraits, landscapes and special commissions. I am delighted that Fareham College has played a part in helping him to follow his dream and launch his first solo art exhibition. Our art department provides an exceptional learning environment for students and Joshua’s achievements are testament to that. The exhibition was a great success. I am sure it will be the first of many.”

Speaking about finally seeing his collection on display, Joshua added:

“I’m delighted to have accomplished my goal and have my first solo exhibition, and excited about the prospects of being a gallery artist. Winchester offers some amazing landscapes opportunities that can only be fully experienced and captured by setting up and painting on the spot. Personally, this represents a massive step as a landscape painter.” 

Joshua hopes to collaborate with the gallery again and continue to exhibit his art. His ultimate desire is to exhibit nationally and move towards showcasing his work in the capital. 

About Fareham CollegeFareham College is judged ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, the highest ranking available and has recently been named FE College of the Year by the Times Educational Supplement. The College offers an exceptional learning environment and is a centre of excellence for teaching and learning. With a wide choice of subjects, £29 million of campus developments and excellent success rates, Fareham College is the first choice for ambitious students looking for the very best professional and technical training to set them on the path to a rewarding career or higher education. The College offers a diverse range of courses that includes BTECs, NVQs, Traineeships, Apprenticeships, Higher Education and professional courses to prepare students for employment in their chosen career path or progression to university.

About Joshua Langley: Joshua Langley was born in Cornwall, England, in October 1995. A perceptive child, he was drawing, painting and recording his surroundings with unusual ability from the young age of three.

Joshua grew up surrounded by the sea and the striking Cornish landscapes. Having moved to Hampshire at the age of eleven, Josh was encircled by more visual inspiration. Studying locally at Fareham college, Josh developed his own distinctive style of working, exploring the tradition skill of painting oil on canvas. The collaboration between Joshua and Fulflood Gallery and Framing is an accomplishment for young people and small businesses in Hampshire.

About Fulflood Gallery & Framing: Fulflood Gallery & Framing is an independent gallery, picture framers and luxury gift shop in the heart of Fulflood, Winchester. Run by the gallery’s owner Keith Butcher, it hosts group exhibitions and individual shows, selling original artwork, prints and limited editions.

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