London, Messum’s, British Impressions, 2003; Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Sea Pictures, 16 January – 21 March 2010;
Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Planes, Trains and Automobiles, 21 April – 28 June 2015;
Woking, The Lightbox, The Road to Abstraction, 21 May – 24 July 2016;
Woking, The Lightbox, John Minton and the Romantic Tradition, 28 January – 9 March 2017;
Hull, Ferens Art Gallery, Reflection: British Art in an Age of Change, 17 August 2019 – 5 January 2020
As a young man Trevelyan went to Paris and experimented with different kinds of art, but by the 1950s he was firmly established as a painter of colourful landscapes and cityscapes. While his second wife Mary Fedden concentrated on still life, he focused on the River Thames, which flowed past (and sometimes into) their home in Chiswick. To keep up with changing fashions in the art world, he simplified his compositions and limited his palette, while continuing to portray the figures and scenes that inspired him. Occasionally Fedden offered advice which he pretended to ignore, making changes when she wasn’t looking.