I am inspired by the landscape of Scotland and have visited it for the last 20 years to gather reference for my paintings. Recently my son Matthew Rudd has joined me, taking photographs that are the basis of his personal depictions of the landscape.
We had been talking about going to the Outer Hebrides for some time and made it in May last year. We could not have seen the Islands in better conditions, strong sunlight, intense blues and incredible turquoise seas contrasted with the dazzling white beaches. Huge spaces and natural features combined to make simple, dramatic patterns.
My paintings for the RI Annual Exhibition 6th-22nd April @mallgalleries this year are based on our trip.
Four of my paintings representing the seasons that have recently been delivered to the Gallery at the House of Bruar, near Blair Atholl, Perthshire.
Two paintings in the Bath Society of Artists 111th Open Exhibition, at The Victoria Art Gallery, Bridge Street, Bath BA2 4AT. Opens on 23 April – 4 June. www.victoriagal.org.uk
This year at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours exhibition at the Mall Gallery, London I was delighted to win the ‘Cass Art Award for the most innovative use of colour. The prize was for my watercolour painting of Trebarwith below.
Bob has several paintings in ‘The Painted Parish’ exhibition which will take place from the 15th to the 20th of December at the Mall Galleries in London. His paintings were chosen for the poster and the catalogue cover.
We have added more paintings to the gallery.
In the December issue of the ‘Artists and Illustrators’ magazine, there is an article about Bob and his work, written by Terri Eaton.
Bob’s ‘Open Studio’ is coming up in December.
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Painting resulting from a recent visit to Cornwall. We stayed near Tintagel, wonderful weather and coastline. More paintings of Cornwall to come!