Tuesday Riddel, b 1992, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, graduated from a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting at City & Guilds of London Art School. Tuesday was selected as the Painter Stainer’s Decorative Surface Fellow 2018 at City and Guilds, where she received training in the craft of decorative surface techniques including the endangered skill of japanning, a 17th century type of finish that originated as a European imitation of Asian lacquer work. Inspired by the atmosphere of 17th Century Sottobosco paintings, each work is drawing on Riddell’s experiences of nature, depicting starry nights and ground level observations of the secret goings-on among the creatures of the forest. Since learning the Japanning technique Tuesday has been made an honorary freeman of the Painter Stainers and has an upcoming group show at Arader Gallery in New York with Messums later this year. Solo shows include Under the Canopy, Messums, Wiltshire (2019) and Forest Floor, Messum’s Cork Street, London (2019). Group shows include: Messums on Tour, Defiance Gallery, Art Month Sydney, Paddington, Australia (2020); Pop up Pod, Messums Harrogate (2020); London Art Fair, Messums London (2020); Art in the City, Painters Hall, London (2019); Darlings of the Underground, Dateagle Art, Subsidiary Projects, London (2019); Paint, The Seen, The Unseen and the Imagined, Messums, Wiltshire (2019); London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London (2019);The Violet Hour, Notting Hill, London (2018); EmergingTalents: Tuesday Ridell, Messums, Wiltshire (2018); End of Fellowship show, City & Guilds MA Show, London (2018); Contemporary Young Artist award exhibit, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle (2018); London Craft Week (2018); Belfiore 9, London (2018) and Picnic, Subsidiary Projects, London (2018). Tuesday has been awarded the following prizes: Favourite Picture, Award Worshiful company of Painter-Stainers (2020); Painter-Stainers company Decorative and Fine Arts Society Exhibition Artist in Residence (2019); Honorary Freeman of the worshipful company of Painer-Stainers (2019) and Cockpit Arts / Radcliffe Craft Development Award (2019).