New Paintings

  • Paintings from two contrasting trips last year. They are in the RI Exhibition 2020 at the Mall Gallery, London, which will be open on 2 April until 12 April.
watercolour 42 x 30 inches
watercolour 15.5 x 23 inches
watercolour 10 x 9.75 inches

The Custom House, King’s Lynn

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’.Custom-House, King's Lynn

The 207th RI Exhibition

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 IonaNORTH BEACH, IONA watercolour 36 x 36 inches

Luskintyre Beach, South HarrisLUSKENTYRE BEACH, SOUTH HARRIS watercolour 14.5 x 23.5 inches

Coloured Rocks North IonaCOLOURED ROCKS, NORTH IONA watercolour 14.5 x 15.5 inches

Northton, South Harris

NORTHTON, SOUTH HARRIS watercolour 10.25 x 14.25 inches


Painting in Scotland

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 HarrisLUSKENTYRE BEACH,SOUTH HARRIS watercolour 21″ x 29″


Coire Mhic Fhearchair, TorridonCOIRE MHIC FHEARCHAIR, TORRIDON watercolour 15″ x 21.5″


Loch Eishort, SkyeLOCH EISHORT, SKYE watercolour 14.5″ x 21.5″


TORRIDON watercolour 21″ x 29″


The Artist Magazine

There is an article about my work in the May edition of The Artist Magazine.

The Artist May 2018
The Artist May 2018

RI Exhibition at the Mall Gallery, London

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)

Avebury, Wiltshire
AVEBURY, WILTSHIRE  watercolour, 36″x 36″


Avebury Stones, Winter
AVEBURY STONES, WINTER  watercolour, 15.5″x 22.5″


Harvest, Cherhill White Horse
HARVEST, CHERHILL WHITE HORSE  watercolour, 15.5″x 15.75″


Avebury Shadows
AVEBURY SHADOWS  watercolour, 12.75″x 12.75″


Avebury, Autumn
AVEBURY, AUTUMN  watercolour, 9″x 12.75″





RI exhibition at The Albany Gallery, Cardiff

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

LOOKING TOWARDS SOLVA FROM DINAS FAWR  watercolour 21 x 28.5 inches


Druidston Haven, Pembrokeshire

DRUIDSTON HAVEN PEMBROKESHIRE watercolour 14 x 21 inches


Calm Sea, Dinas Fawr, Pembrokeshire

DINAS FAWR, PEMBROKESHIRE watercolour 14 x 21 inches






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


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.

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

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

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