Painting the North: The Hatch at The Briton’s Protection, Rob Pointon
In the fifth instalment of Painting the North, Ant Cosgrove, the man behind The Northern Art Page on Facebook, shares striking works of art, sketches and drawings from around The North of England. As the weeks progress, Ant will bring you his image of the week from the popular social media page. This week it’s Rob Pointon’s The Hatch at The Briton’s Protection.
Ant says: “Born in 1982, Rob Pointon has been painting since he was a child under the tutelage of his artist Grandmother. Then, as an adult, he graduated with a First-Class Honours degree in Fine Art from Aberystwyth University, before going on to study at The Royal Drawing School in London. Having been a full time professional artist since 2006, Pointon’s skills have developed through his work on locations all around the UK and abroad. Originally from the Staffordshire moorlands, Pointon is now based in South Cheshire.
He paints in entirely en plein air and has a interest in the use of multiple point perspective and movement within his paintings, evidenced strongly with his depiction of water and crowds.
Painting on location brings an added dynamic to his work, galvanised by the engagement with the passing audience who can witness the development of a painting as it happens.
As well as the RBSA, Rob is a member of MAFA (Manchester Academy of Fine Arts) and exhibits regularly in the ROI and NEAC exhibitions. Between 2016-2019 he is the International Artist in Residence for Manchester Airport, travelling to different direct destinations and bringing back exhibitions of work to be showcased in the terminals.”
By Ant Cosgrove, The Northern Art Page
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The Northern Travel & Tourism Show on February 25, 2020 is the perfect place to find great ideas for future leisure visits and experiences, and enjoy the amazing Monastery host venue in Manchester.
You’ll meet over 45 exhibitors from lake and river cruises, steam railway trips and stately homes and gardens to themed Beatles heritage discovery in Liverpool, and the James Herriott All Creatures Great and Small story in the Yorkshire Dales.
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