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Aldo was born in Southsea and studied at the faculty of Art and Design in Southampton.

Beginning his career as a freelance illustrator in London, his work appeared on the front covers of numerous magazines including the Sunday Times Culture Magazine, TV Times and Punch.

Aldo moved to France to be a full time artists and now lives in the Languedoc Roussillon region of France. He is represented by a number of galleries around the world, in countries such as the United Kingdom, United States of America, France and South Africa.

Balding considers himself a tonalist painter, though colour is another tool he likes to employ to influence mood. He looks for colour harmonies that already exist in the subject.

Solo Exhibitions:

2020, 2015, 2013, 2011: Christopher Moller Art, Cape Town, South Africa
2008, 2006: Catto Gallery, London
2006: Alexander Gallery, Bristol

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2018: IAACC Pablo Serrano de Zaragoza Museum Exhibition
2018: Barcelona Museum of Modern Art MEAM Exhibition
2017: Thompsons Gallery London three man show
2016: ROI exhibition
2016, 2014, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002: Royal Society of Portrait Painters
2009: ING Discerning Eye
2000: BP Awards


2013: Winner ‘ Best of Show’ Bold Brush Competition
2006, 2004: Arc Salon finalist
2003: NSE Exhibition first prize
2002: Artist International first prize

Commissions include:

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown
Sir Michael McWilliam
Lady Laura Paul, Peter Alliss, Ernie Els


Artist & Illustrators (2017, 2014, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2003)
Pratique des Arts April 2015
The Artist Magazine
Poets & Artists Magazine
American Art Collector
Artist International (Front cover, Issue 22; 5-page feature, Issue 27)

Artwork by Aldo Balding View All