2012-2013 Jonathan Vickers Residency, Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site
2009-2012 BA Fine Art Painting, Wimbledon College of Art
2007-2008 Foundation in Art and Design, University of Gloucestershire
Bartholomew’s work embodies a conflict between the considered specifics of poetry and the unpredictability of paint. There is a point when the paint takes over, and each subsequent addition or subtraction lies as evidence of a poetic narrative. A lone figure embodies an unfinished story against a background that is absent. What keeps arising is that solitary being, not a plain character, but more an illustration of mood.