Reviews

  • 15th May 2014, VARSITY Art: Selected works of Rhonda Whitehead Annie Forbes is immersed in the vibrant detail of Rhonda Whitehead’s latest work You can download the release here: VARSITY or read on below By Annie Forbes, Thursday 15th May 2014, 16:34 BST Trastevere with Grey oil,sand,wax on canvas Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1971, Rhonda Whitehead has continued to gather steady critical acclaim and ...
  • April 14th 2011, Hampstead & Highgate Express: Mother Nature Inspires Rhonda Mother nature inspires Rhonda The action of nature on man-made structures – especially patterning on buildings which was created by weather and erosion – is the inspiration for a group of unseen works by Rhonda Whitehead at Highgate Contemporary Art. Tiny details noted and photographed on travels at home and abroad are starting points for large ...
  • January 29th 2008, Tuesday, Eastern Daily Press: Leading us to local scenes through her eyes CHRISTOPHER SMITH Though an abstract painter, Rhonda Whitehead looks on nature with affection, rejoicing in its rich diversity. She does not reduce what she sees to an austere geometry of straight lines and clashing contrasts. Instead, she enjoys subtle patterns and brings out their individuality in a style capturing the pleasure of a peaceful moment of ...
  • May 9th, 2005, Monday, Eastern Daily Press Fragile nature an inspiration for Rhonda Rhonda Whitehead trained at the Royal College of Art and initially worked in moving sculptures, with exhibitions in this country as well as in Holland and Canada. But the Norfolk countryside inspired her to look more closely at nature when she and her husband started spending weekends in the county. “With nature all around me it ...
  • February 10th 2003, Eastern Daily Press Rhonda’s Exhibition is crossing continents There is a real contrast in the paintings being shown by Mendham artist Rhonda Whitehead at in exhibition opening on February 18 at the Grapevine Gallery on Unthank Road in Norwich. The flat water scenes she has painted of Norfolk compare with sunburned rocks of Australia and giant anthills, which are seen in the Northern ...
  • September 24th 1999 An Artist very much in her elements H&H Series September 24th 1999 Ham &High, Helen Smithson Art 35 PEOPLE tend to divide into those with a preference for the coun­tryside and those who feel it necessary to be near water. Rhonda Whitehead belongs to the hit­ter group. Although from her home in Swains Lane, Highgate, large expanses of water might not be immediately ...
  • November 13th 1998 Rhonda’s Walkabout RHONDA WHITEHEAD revisited her native Australia and was stunned. She was drawn, unresisting into the desert’s essence, enthralled by the shift of light, the menace of shade and lingering presence of the past. She lives in Swain’s Lane, Highgate, but it is Australia and Norfolk that inspire her exhibition, Land- and Water, at 3-4 South ...
  • 1998 Ham and high, Linda Talbot From the lingering presence of the past in Australia to the contemplative depths of the River Waveney in Norfolk, Rhonda Whitehead captures the essence of place. She comes originally from Australia and – re-visiting – was stunned by the land; rife with subtle alteration and elemental shock. She responded to the shift of light, the menace of shade, ...
  • July 5th 1996 Inspiration on the river bank WIND-STIRRED water laced with weed is dis­tilled into movements of the mind by Rhonda Whitehead. She has looked long at Norfolk rivers, following the subtleties bf flow and tonal change and now The Water Series by this artist, who lives in Swains Lane, Highgate, is at The Artery in Cheshire Street, Bethnal Green. Most recent paintings ...
  • August 1995 Halesworth gallery Published by micro press, 27 Norwich Road, Halesworth. AN all-women exhibition, entitled ‘Spirited Nature’, runs from July 29th until August 17th. Claire Denny, who studied at Norwich and at the Royal College of Art, centers her work on the cultivated environment of the garden moving out towards the landscape. Rachel Limbrick uses linocuts and paper-work to observe plant ...
  • May 13th 1994 Ham & high Review, “Water Land Under the Microscope” THE Highgate Gallery in the Literary and Scientific Institution in South Grove. Highgate, is the newest and most spacious – area for exhibition in the village. The Institution has been an arts and education center for more than 150 years and now, in the Victoria Hall, there are architect -designed screens which fit over the permanent ...
  • August 22nd 1986 Linda Talbot Ham&High Norfolk reeds make a music that defies notation; fields sigh with waves of wheat and water lies, implacable as glass. Rhonda Whitehead has photographed the rhythmic marks of land and water until they seem ambiguous, semi abstract, no longer the practical preparations of farmers but moodscapes remote from time and place. A selection, with her paintings, is ...
  • April 1984 Art Monthly London Roundup Rhonda Whitehead at the Paton Gallery Rhonda Whitehead’s paintings belong to that tendency which takes a tiny area of landscape, subjects it to detailed inves­tigation and re-creates it as a paradigm of the whole. She takes photographs of ploughed fields in Norfolk and uses the patterns of the ploughing lines as the structure of her paintings. On ...
  • February 1984 Rhonda Whitehead’s Paintings 2 Langley Court, WC2 (379 7854) Covent Gdn tube. Tue-Sat llam-6pm. Rhonda Whitehead’s paintings have become more obviously landscapes with bands of pastel colour and light calligraphic marks standing in for grass, crops and deep open spaces. But they are unhappily situated – a firmer resolution between abstract and fig­urative languages seems necessary. (SK) (Until Feb 25).
  • February 18th-19th 1984 London Galleries Proliferate By Max Wykes-Joyce International Herald Tribune LONDON — With the proliferation of quality galleries, it is almost impossible to go to any district in London without discovering an exhibition worth a visit. At the Paton Gallery in Covent Garden is a show of recent paint­ings by Rhonda Whitehead who, though born in Australia, studied at London art schools and colleges, and now lives and works ...
  • February 17th 1984 Arts Guardian by Waldema Januszczak For a complete and welcome contrast, around the corner at the Paton Gallery, Rhonda Whitehead fills the gallery with natural light rather than natural darkness. A dazzling series of paintings in which yellow seems the dominant colour takes us outdoors into the fields where the light is so bright that the artist appears to ...
  • February 7th 1984 Financial Times London Galleries/William Packer “and on to Long Acre at a brisk walk, to the Paton Gallery in Langley Court: there new work by Rhonda Whitehead, very pale and refined schematic images derived from field marks and patterns, the gentle perspective of the plough, and the close textures of rows of corn and stubble. The works on paper are especially ...
  • August 1983 New work by Rhonda Whitehead Paton Gallery, Covent Garden, London Reviewed by Monica Petzal Stepping outside Rhonda Whitehead’s Isolated cottage at lngham In the heart of the Norfolk countryside there are several distinct views. To the front there is lush Pastureland, re-sown every five years, and used for grazing cattle. Beyond this running round two sides of the house and creating a fixed ...
  • February 7th 1982 ART Marina Vaizey The Sunday Times THE SUNDAY TIMES, 7 FEBRUARY 1982 ART MARINA VAIZEY Delicate yet tensile paintings, which imaginatively suggest landscape with minimal means, vast skies and horizons insinu­ated in colour like streaks of light, by Rhonda Whitehead, wall pieces by Stephen Carter which explore textures and shapes with lines, squares, rectangles and circles, and small vivid watercolors, imaginary scenes with a gently surreal ...
  • January 15th 1982 Time out, Visual Arts: Selections Reviews House 62 Regents Park Ad, NW1 (586 5170) Camden Town tube. Tue-Sun llam-6pm. Since her recent show at the Ikon Gallery Rhonda Whitehead’s thoughtful and very beautiful paintings have altered considerably. The smooth, classical lines and planes of white and icy pastel have been replaced by gentle curves in pale yellows, greens and blues. With titles like ...
  • January 29th February 4th 1982 Visual Arts ‘City Limits’ Visual Arts ‘City Limits’ House 62 Regents Park Road. NW1 (586 5170) Chalk Farm tube Tue-Sun 11.00-6.00. Rhonda Whitehead’s paintings make an immediate impression both of delicacy and freedom as you goin. Faint arched forms, like a rainbow or horizon edge, or a simple gesture of the arm, cross a cold white canvas. Their faint but sharp colors are ...
  • March 1981: Trailer The Guardian ART ART:   There is no better place to see an artist’s, work than in the studio in which it was produced. The artists of 8 Berry Street, EC1 (they include the excellent Heinz-Dieter Pietsch, Rhonda Whitehead: Susan Hifler) will be opening their studios and available for discussion for the next three days. A new Jon. Groom installation ...
  • September 1980: Ikon Exhibition, Birmingham Post By Terry Grimley Rhonda Whitehead’s paintings operate at the edge of visual perception. What at first glance looks like a gallery full of white canvases turns out to contain a considerable amount of colour, although of such extreme pallor that the eye is hard put to it to distinguish it from its creamy white background. A note ...
  • September 1980: Ikon Gallery: Rhonda Whitehead By Sarah Kent Working at first with watercolour sketches whose subtle washes create a sense of great depth and spaciousness, Rhonda then scales up these images and modifies them in preparation for translation into the much more physical medium of acrylic paint on canvas. Her aim is to dematerialise the surface with bands of soft colour whose differences ...
  • June 8th 1979: Between being and not being Arts Page: Kunstkroniek Between ‘being’ and ‘not being’ (Walter Barten) The paintings which British artist Rhonda Whitehead is exhibiting at the Article Gallery, 629 Prinsengracht,Amsterdam (until 23 June) lead a subtle existence on the borderline between ‘being’ and ‘not being’. These are large canvasses painted in a mixed white, with line undulating from left to right in minute tone differences and ...
  • 1978: Women We Meet Women We Meet RHONDA WHITEHEAD Is very excited about the fact that she’s painting a tunnel. Which may possibly sound uninspiring. But give her another month and 26 year-old Rhonda, the woman we meet this week, will undoubtedly prove otherwise. The tunnel in question was a depressing-looking entrance under Muswell Hill, used mainly by children going to and ...
  • Art Monthly Mural News MURAL NEWS Rhonda and David Whitehead have completed a mural on the exterior walls of The Factory Community Project, a community centre in Newington Green, London. Part of the finance came from GLAA, and the project cost a total of about £800. The aims were: a) to bring some colour in an attempt to break up the ...
  • Europe Prize for painting Europe Prize for Painting, Oslend and Rhonda Whitehead (born Australia) with her delicate ‘Sky series’ abstracts, which were too fine to reproduce in the otherwise excellent catalogue (100 Belgian francs), which illustrates all the hung artists with portrait and work and gives studio addresses. For the record, 1 look forward to following the future work of the ...