Trip to the Outer Hebrides

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.

 

North Uist, Outer Hebrides
North Uist, Outer Hebrides
Seilebost, South Harris
Seilebost, South Harris
Luskentyre, South Harris
Luskentyre, South Harris
North ton Beaches, South Harris
Northton Beaches, South Harris

Four Seasons Paintings

Four of my paintings representing the seasons that have recently been delivered to the Gallery at the House of Bruar, near Blair Atholl, Perthshire.

SPRING, River Garry, Perthshire
SPRING, River Garry, Perthshire
SUMMER Straw Bales
SUMMER, Straw Bales
AUTUMN Trees
AUTUMN Trees
WINTER, Rannoch Moor
WINTER, Rannoch Moor

Paintings for Bath Society of Artists Exhibition

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

Rock-Forms
ROCK FORMS watercolour, 36 x 36 inches
Flat Sea, Bedruthan Steps
FLAT SEA, BEDRUTHAN STEPS watercolour, 21.5 x 29 inches

Cass Art Award

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.

Trebarwith Beach, North Cornwall
TREBARWITH BEACH, NORTH CORNWALL 28 X 41 inches

The Painted Parish exhibition

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.

Poster for The Painted Parish exhibition
Poster for The Painted Parish exhibition
Catalogue for The Painted Parish exhibition
Catalogue for The Painted Parish exhibition

More paintings added to gallery

We have added more paintings to the gallery.

Godrevy Lighthouse
Godrevy Lighthouse

Article in ‘Artists and Illustrators’ magazine

In the December issue of the ‘Artists and Illustrators’ magazine, there is an article about Bob and his work, written by Terri Eaton.

 

Spreads from the article
Spreads from the article

Open Studio 2015

Bob’s ‘Open Studio’ is coming up in December.

If you would like more information please get in touch with us.

Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Torridon - watercolour 53 x 75cm
Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Torridon – watercolour 53 x 75cm
A recent Open Studio
A recent Open Studio

Cornwall visit

Painting resulting from a recent visit to Cornwall. We stayed near Tintagel, wonderful weather and coastline. More paintings of Cornwall to come!

Trebarwith, North Cornwall - watercolour 36 x 53cm
Trebarwith, North Cornwall – watercolour 36 x 53cm