Condensed CV

Curriculum Vitae – condensed

Richard Anthony Westley Stokes

Address: The Penthouse, Laundry Lane, Milford on Sea, Lymington, Hants, SO41 0WJ

07783 690071

Various part time jobs:

2014 -2016 Breakfast chef, Wistaria House (Conservative Club)

I also covered the bar on occasions and relieved the bar manager on his vacations

2013 –2014 Part time assistant kitchen and bar Wistaria House

2011 –2013 Part-time bar assistant White Horse Milford-on-Sea

2006 Crewing (skipper)

Freelance website design (see; website for Wisteria (Conservative Club, Lymington) website for Kings Arms Lymington part time bar

2006 crewed Piamanzi 56’Swan Antigua to Jersey

March 2001 –March 2005

Managed Limpets Restaurant in Lymington.  I held a full-on license in this period.

March 2000 –March 2001

Worked at as news researcher and designer.  Also designed a large website for a Chinese antiques company –Red Lantern.

July 1996 –March 2000 

1998 six month Summer Hand –Wightlink (deckhand)

In this period also did some part-time work at the Gun, Keyhaven (was working for Paul Hill who is still at the Gun), and the Crown Inn, Everton.

Free-lance website design. 

6 months crewing and skippering a catamaran in the Caribbean  and thence back to Jersey C.I.  

Assistant Manager Blues Restaurant, Halkett Street, St Helier, C.I (96-97). After St Helier worked for a year at the Filly Inn, Setley (was working for Naila Webb).

Free-lance January 1993 to July 1996

Museum lighting consultant  Intelligence Software –clients Welsh National Gallery, Walsall Museum and Art Gallery,.  Book design cover for Martin Newell’s Illegible Bachelor.  

September 1993 –July 1994

Visual Arts Officer, West Midlands Arts, Birmingham.  A temporary contract to allow internal re-organisation.

October 1987 –August 1993

Chairman New Contemporaries 1988 Ltd I set up this company after producing a feasibility study for the Arts Council of Great Britain.  The company was originally sponsored by British Telecom

Director Minories Art Gallery, Colchester.  I was responsible for general management of the gallery as well as organizing a large fund-raising campaign to help preserve the 18thCentury Grade 1 listed building. £150,000 was raised

1984 –1987  Various arts consultancies for Arts Council of Great Britain and Acting Fine arts Office for West Midlands Arts (one year covering a maternity leave). Adviser to Gateshead Garden Festivel

1982 –1984  Self-employed –set up a word-processing and telex bureau called WordBusiness in Nottingham.

1980 –1982  Exhibitions Organiser, Midland Group, Nottingham.

1973 -1980  Ikon Gallery, starting as driver 1 year, Exhibitions Assistant 3 years, Deputy Director and Acting Director 3 years

1970 –1973 Mixed period of work: casual work in Birmingham; 9 months with Weatherall Green and Smith, Surveyors, Chancery Lane, London as Assistant to Surveyors; 9 months British Rail as Deckhand on Lymington Ferries.

1966 –1970 Art colleges, Winchester foundation 1 year (art A-level), Birmingham 2 years, Portsmouth 1 year.

Secondary Education: Ashley County Secondary, New Milton, Hants.

 Maths, English, French, Art, Geography O-levels.

Primary Education: Milford-on-Sea Church of England Primary School.

About Richard Stokes

Richard Stokes. Childhood spent in Milford-on-Sea. Now lives in West Bay Bridport (recent move)Educated in Art Schools - Winchester, Birmingham and Portsmouth. Worked as art administrator: Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Midland Group, Nottingham; West Midlands Arts, Birmingham; Gateshead Garden Festival; Arts Council; Minories Art Gallery, Colchester; West Midland Arts. Also involved with the former Limpets Restaurant. Keen sailor.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Condensed CV

  1. izzi says:

    Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the images on this blog loading? I’m trying to determine if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Today, I went to the beachfront with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell someone!

  3. Guqinz says:

    Simply wish to say your article is as astounding. The clearness in your post is simply spectacular and i could assume you are an expert on this subject. Well with your permission let me to grab your RSS feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please keep up the gratifying work.

  4. Guqinz says:

    I liked as much as you’ll receive carried out right here. The caricature is tasteful, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an edginess over that you wish be delivering the following. in poor health undoubtedly come more beforehand once more as exactly the same just about a lot often within case you shield this increase.

Comments are closed.