Bill Denny

I studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths' College, London University in the 60's and then obtained a teaching degree from Hornsey College of Art.  I started my teaching career at Haileybury and then became Director of Art at Malvern College where I designed a new Art Centre which opened in 1974.  I was Chairman of the Independent Schools Art and Design Association and Chairman of Examiners for the Oxford and Cambridge Examination Board for Art and History of Art A Level Examinations.


My aim in life and as a teacher has always been to develop my own talent and that of others in the visual arts both in theory and practise perhaps summed up by the following:  “The task is to make straight the creative path for those that come after, to bear light in the dark of ignorance and nourish the imagination.”


As an artist the underlying strength of precise analysis in terms of drawing has been central to my own work.  More recently I have moved to greater abstraction to stimulate the observer's response to the image in question has been particularly important.