The Custom House King’s Lynn is one of my favourite buildings and I have painted it several times. Last summer I was commissioned to paint it again. I have drawings and photographic reference collected over the years that I was able to use which saved me going there this time. Most commissions involve at least one trip to see the subject and explore the possibilities. This is the finished watercolour painting. Delighted to see this view, and others of King’s Lynn, featured in the excellent film ‘The Personal History of David Copperfeld’.
My paintings for the ‘Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours’ exhibition this year are again inspired by the Hebrides archipelago off the North West of Scotland. I love the stunning white beaches and turquoise seas, I was lucky to be there in brilliant weather!
NORTH BEACH, IONA watercolour 36 x 36 inches
LUSKENTYRE BEACH, SOUTH HARRIS watercolour 14.5 x 23.5 inches
COLOURED ROCKS, NORTH IONA watercolour 14.5 x 15.5 inches
NORTHTON, SOUTH HARRIS watercolour 10.25 x 14.25 inches
The Scottish landscape is always inspiring for me. I visit there regularly and these are some paintings I’ve been working on this year.
LUSKENTYRE BEACH,SOUTH HARRIS watercolour 21″ x 29″
COIRE MHIC FHEARCHAIR, TORRIDON watercolour 15″ x 21.5″
LOCH EISHORT, SKYE watercolour 14.5″ x 21.5″
TORRIDON watercolour 21″ x 29″
There is an article about my work in the May edition of The Artist Magazine.
My paintings at the Royal Institute of painters in Water Colours Exhibition this year have a Wiltshire theme and are based on the prehistoric stone circles at Avebury and the Cherhill white horse near to where I live. The exhibition is at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1, open 6- 21 April, 10am to 5pm (closes 1pm on final day)
The Pembrokeshire coastline is stunning and inspired these paintings when I was there in the Summer. They will be on show at the Albany Gallery, Cardiff RI Exhibition between 12th October and 4th November 2017
LOOKING TOWARDS SOLVA FROM DINAS FAWR watercolour 21 x 28.5 inches
DRUIDSTON HAVEN PEMBROKESHIRE watercolour 14 x 21 inches
DINAS FAWR, PEMBROKESHIRE watercolour 14 x 21 inches
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!