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What a way to round off the year…

Westminster Abbey Commission

Earlier this year, I gave a snippet of news about a particularly special commission I received, from one of the most esteemed and highly respected establishments in the country, Westminster Abbey. Having been chosen from a shortlist of artists, I undertook to depict the historic monument in my own style.

 

The 'Rob Wilson - Gift Range'

The resulting painting has been reproduced on a wide range of gifts. These include wallets, paperweights, notebooks and key rings and are available to buy directly from the Abbey giftshop or website: click here. The full range is to be released during the coming weeks. Unfortunately, I am not able to offer prints of this image directly, however mounted prints (size 35.8x28cm) can be purchased through the Westminster Abbey website.

2017 Calendar Now Available

Rob has again released a beautiful, high quality spiral bound calendar for 2017.

Sized 42x30cm, it shows one month per page alongside Rob's latest artwork.

This can be purchased with a luxury gift box if required.

Click here for more information

Urban Landscapes

by Rob Wilson

11th September - 25th September 2016


Ingleby Gallery

Ingleby, Nr Melbourne,

Derbyshire DE73 7HW

 

 

You and your friends are invited to a preview on

Sunday 11th September from noon till 4.00

when Rob will be present to paint and talk about his work.

 

Opening times:

Wednesday to Friday 10am - 4pm

Saturday and Sunday noon - 5pm

 

Directions:

From the A50 Junction 3 at Chellaston take the road to Swadlincote, following the road until you reach the river Trent. Cross the river and immediately after the river turn right, off the bridge. Continue for one and a half miles and pass the John

Thompson pub. The Gallery is situated a further quarter of a mile on the right.

 

 

Telephone Gill Watson 01332 865995

 

 

e-mail gillwatson@ingleby-gallery.co.uk

website www.ingleby-gallery.co.uk

 

Art Fair 2016

Macclesfield Old Town Hall

Friday 16th September - 25th September 2016


Treat yourself...

A wide range of high quality original art by more than 80 artists: Paintings, Ceramics, Prints, Jewellery, Textiles, Sculptureand Wood.

 

Pop up café with homemade cakes

• Art Tours  • Open evenings   • Wine, canapes and live music.

 

Cheshire's leading charity Art and Contemporary Crafts Exhibition with at least 35% of the art sales going to support the East Cheshire Hospice.

 

Admission free. 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

Preview Invitation - 6.30-9pm, Friday 15th July 

The Great Dome Art Fair, Buxton

You are invited to come and enjoy this popular evening, set within the beautiful surroundings of the historic grade II listed Devonshire Dome in Buxton.

It is a great opportunity to showcase my latest work and also the chance to meet and speak to so many familiar faces.

Venue: The Devonshire Dome, The University of Derby, The Royal Devonshire Campus, 1 Devonshire Road, Buxton SK17 6RY.

 

Rob's latest work

 
   

On display will be a selection of Rob's latest work - prints and originals - featuring cityscapes from Venice and London, with some local Derbyshire pieces mixed in.

This will also be a chance to view a number of new charcoal pieces.

 

 

 
   

Open between 10-4.30pm on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July, this is the Peak District Artisans most prestigious event of the year with the opportunity to browse and buy from the very best Artists, Makers and Contemporary Craftspeople in the Peak District.

Throughout the weekend a selection of members will be delivering a range of demonstrations and talks giving personal insights into the way they work.

 

 

Art Demonstration by Rob

 
   

This is your chance to see Rob in action! He will be holding a classroom demonstration on Saturday betwen 2.50-3.35pm.

This demo, entitled 'Painting to Music' gives an insight to the process Rob uses to create his pieces.

Rob shows how a particular piece of music can influence the mood, and ultimately the outcome, of the finished artwork.

 

OPEN

STUDIO

EVENT

28, 29 & 30 MAY 2016

WHALEY BRIDGE

 

Swap the waterways of Whaley Bridge and immerse yourself in the flow and activity of the Grand Canal. 

 

Following a truly inspiring trip to Venice last November, Rob presents his interpretations which capture the magic and romance of this unique city. 

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Usually at his home, this year Rob opens his studio in the middle of Whaley Bridge as part of the Derbyshire Open Arts event. Open 10am-5pm. Entrance behind Gascoigne Halman Estate agents. For more details please see Exhibitions page.

 

 

Upcoming Year… 

Looking ahead to the coming year, Rob is embarking on an international theme, inspired by a recent trip to Venice. 'Café Culture' becomes the focus later in the year, capturing people relaxing-maybe on a sunny café terrace or outside a bustling coffee shop. Naturally, interspersed with local scenes, as Rob’s heart is never too far away from home!

We can also look forward to new paintings of the High Peak area and Manchester exhibited at Jarva and Contemporary Six Galleries.

Subscribe to Rob's newsletter for more details, or see Galleries & Exhibitions for information as it's released.

2015

Watch 2015 Great Dome Art Fair in film, it captures the true essence of this great show.

I am delighted to announce that I am the first prize winner of the Buxton Spa Prize 2015.
A week ago this evening, the prizes were announced during the exhibition preview and prize giving evening at the Green Man Gallery in Buxton. The judging panel included, amongst others, artist Ken Howard OBE RA, artist Peter Brown NEAC and Viscountess Cobham the Chairman of VisitEngland. 

The first prize was proudly sponsored by ‘The Trevor Osborne Charitable Trust’

Four brand new pieces, now on the wall at Jarva Gallery, Whaley Bridge

 

• Tower Bridge

• Westminster (Sold)

• Trafalgar Square

• Dramatic Light at Charing Cross

 

Click here for sizes and prices 

2014

Catch the bus…

Throughout October and November there are a series of free public art sculpture trails across London's streets, parks and public spaces. Rob is exhibiting a bus by Trafalgar Square as part of the Westminster Trail. His bus shows a panoramic view of the surrounding area, mirroring the scenes around the sculpture.

There is a live trafalgar webcam of the area.

 

The 2.5m sculptures are displayed over three trails and have been decorated by artists as part of celebrations to mark the 2014 Year of the Bus.

Following the display, the artworks will be auctioned to raise funds for three charities: Kids Company, Transaid and London Transport Museum.

HOW'S IT DONE? - Time Lapse Video

Watch the painting come to life as 3 weeks is condensed into 2 mins!

Introducing Rob's latest book:

Mixed Media, Book Two

Following the success of Rob's first book, he has now launched Book Two.


Once again, this is an eclectic mix of prints, showing his adaptable style to its full potential. 

 

Studies include Manchester, Cities around the World, woodland and sporting events to date.

  

This A4, hard-back book, with beautiful presentation box is now available to buy, please see the 'purchase' tab for more details.

 

"He portrays a snapshot of ordinary life, on an ordinary day, but in an extraordinary way."



Rob Wilson Art Prints at

A selection of Rob's prints have been chosen by John Lewis and have gone on sale at the prestigious 'Peter Jones' store in London. It's great exposure to a wider audience and a privilege to be selected by such a highly respected company.

New Competition with a Twist…

Rob's entry below 'The Viaductwins 3rd prize at the Buxton Spa Prize!

 

The Buxton Spa Prize is a new art competition to celebrate the town’s unique culture, natural beauty and heritage.

The format for this unique competition is quite different - with over 60 artists entering, the subject of each piece is allocated by ballot. A canvas is stamped and the artist works within a limited timescale. The winners were judged amongst others by renowned artists Harold Riley and Ken Howard, and were announced at the Artists' Preview Evening last Thursday.

The exhibition is now open - Friday 12th Sept to Sunday 12th October
at the Green Man Gallery, Hardwick Hall, Hardwick Square South,
Buxton SK17 6PY.

Featured Artist at Summer Exhibition

Town Hall at Dawn
Tib Street Horn

Rob's latest work is being shown as part of an exclusive Manchester exhibition.

 

He is one of a collection of artists on display in the Summer Exhibition running throughout August.

 

His latest pieces show studies of Manchester icons in his distinct, inimitable style and are available to view Tuesday to Saturdays 10-5pm at Contemporary Six: The Gallery, The Royal Exchange Arcade, Manchester M2 7EA.

Next Event- Great Dome Art Fair

19th & 20th July

Preview Evening  Friday 18th 7-9pm

Devonshire Dome, Buxton

Showing a collection of Rob's latest work and an opportunity to chat to the artist. Also Rob will be holding a demonstration of his technique with an opportunity to place a bid for this artwork, all money raised going to charity.

 

- Browse and buy from the very best Artists, Makers and Contemporary Craftspeople in the Peak District at this award winning annual extravaganza, the most prestigious event of the year.


This year the pace quickens as Rob captures on canvas, the energy, pace and excitement of the inaugural British leg of the Tour de France.


York to Sheffield 201km, stage 2 of the Grand Depart:

"This will definitely challenge the peloton with a blend of iconic climbs and countless, short, sharp climbs.'

New Commission from Beetham Tower

New painting of the magical view looking out from Beetham Tower, Manchester. The result of a recent commission (mentioned earlier). The brief was to capture the view at dusk including some of the reflections from inside. The view just comes to life as the night falls, well worth a visit if you haven't been!

Rob's paintings make an appearance on ITV's Ryan Giggs Documentary

A unique insight Ryan Gigg's spell as Caretaker manager at the MUFC. Even more interesting when I spotted my paintings on the office wall!

Full documentary still available to watch again on ITV Player http://bit.ly/Tl8nY0

Derbyshire Open Arts 2014-Resounding Success!!

The Bank Holiday saw a chance to visit homes, studios, public halls and other venues to meet artists and find out more about what they do. With up to three days of self-guided tours taking in the wonderful rural scenery of Derbyshire.

Warm Welcome… New Venue

This year Rob had a change of venue and exhibited at his new home and studio, above Whaley Bridge town centre.

As one of Rob’s favourite events, he found the whole weekend to be a resounding success. Unveiling a host of brand-new originals including ever-popular scenes of Manchester and also cityscapes of London and Venice, this exhibition of works had something for everyone. On display also were a collection of woodland pieces, miniature artworks and some black and white prints.

 

The new pieces can be viewed on the gallery page of this website. Contact Rob if you would like to view an original or order a print from him.

Current Exhibition at Ingleby Gallery, nr Melbourne

LIFE IN LAYERS
Exhibition of Original

Mixed-Media Paintings

 

April 27th – May 11th
at Ingleby Gallery, Ingleby,

Nr Melbourne, Derbyshire DE73 7HW

 

To see the latest originals, visit the Gallery page.

On the Horizon…

For the coming year there are a couple of interesting projects on the go including this commission looking out from the Beetham Tower (Manchester). It's a magical view which has Rob utterly inspired! Expect many a piece to be created from this vantage point. There's a lot to fit in - the question is where to begin?

 

Other subjects in the mixing pot at the moment include New York and the fantastic artchitecture of Liverpool. More updates as they happen.

NorthWest Tonight

Artwork featured on 'NorthWest Tonight' on the final day of the the 3rd Test!

 

Watch Clip Here >

SkySports

Captured on SkySports during Day 3 of the Ashes at Old Trafford. Nice commentary from Bumble!

 

Watch Clip Here >

A New Painting Every Month…

After having the idea every year, a calendar for 2014 was finally produced.

 

I'm glad to say that every copy has now gone to homes around the country and beyond-including America and Canada!

 

I trust all were received in good order, and hope the artwork will be enjoyed over the coming year.

 

Rob

Exhibition - Bridges & Branches 7-24 December 2013

Rob's next exhibition is to be held at Jarva Gallery, Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire in December. This greatly anticipated show will reveal a rarely-seen side to Rob's work, demonstrating his unique skills through two very different themes. The juxtaposition of both subjects show the versatility of his technique at its best.

 

Paintings of woodland scenes promise to be an atmospheric and moving journey into the Autumn/Winter season. In contrast, Rob is also showing his latest urban pieces, demonstrated by his familiar powerful and emotive studies.

 


Undoubtedly this will be a dramatic show of contrasting observations.

Since Rob gained the prestigious Old Trafford Cricket commission, interest has been growing from his many art admirers. Depicting the newly redeveloped Emirates Old Trafford, Rob’s paintings feature The Point, New Pavilion and the state of the art Media Centre. These paintings will be exhibited at the Ground whilst the Ashes takes place.

 

During the Ashes, Rob will be adding to the collection, based within the Media Centre and at various vantage points around the ground, creating original paintings, that capture the excitement of the tournament as it unfolds.

 

On completion of these works, Contemporary Six, Manchester will be holding an exhibition of the entire collection.

 

Alex Reuben, proprietor of Contemporary Six-The Gallery, says

This is a great opportunity for people to own a painting from an extraordinary series of artwork from Rob Wilson. He uses his unique style to depict a very special occasion, on a subject that will no doubt go down in history.

 

Limited edition prints will be available during the exhibition at Contemporary Six, Manchester. A select number of prints and originals will be signed by players making these an extra special souvenir of the Ashes Test.

 

Exhibition runs: 16th to 30th August.

Preview: 15th August, 6-9pm.

Contemporary Six-The Gallery, The Royal Exchange Arcade, Manchester M2 7EA.

Rob’s next showcase is the Peak District Artisans Event in Buxton. Hosted within a unique setting, the Devonshire Dome was built for the 5th Duke of Devonshire. It is the largest unsupported dome in Europe and again, this year, holds this award-winning celebration of unique, artistic works.

It has become one of the most highly regarded art events in the North West, featuring fine artists, designer makers and artisans based in and around the Peak District. Browse and buy whilst taking in the atmosphere of this historic backdrop.

 

The event includes:

 

• The chance to buy an original piece of art

• Illustrated Talks and Demos

• Winning entries from ‘Young Artist of the Year’ Competition

• Silent Auction in aid of Helen’s Trust featuring original pieces in a variety of
  disciplines and workshop experiences

• Artist Originals Postcard Raffle

 

The Silent Auction in aid of Helen’s Trust showcases some of the very best work from exceptional artisans, giving you a chance to own a unique piece of art or the opportunity to experience a workshop whilst helping to raise money for a very worthy cause.

 

Rob will be holding a demonstration on Saturday morning at 10.45am in the Lecture Theatre after which you will have the opportunity to bid for this demonstration piece during the Silent Auction.

Countdown to Derbyshire

Open Arts

 

25-27 May, 11am-4pm

Unveiled for the first time,

TEN brand new originals

 

Rob is looking forward, once again to the annual Derbyshire Open Arts Event. It is a great opportunity for him to meet and greet followers of his work in person and to chat about his inspiration. As one of his favourite events, Rob displays his work within his home, giving a relaxed and casual feel to the exhibition.

This year’s event coincides with Rob’s two year association with Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester and is his first showing of the specially priced, limited edition print to celebrate this.

Rob would love to see you at the event and hope this will match the success of previous years.

There is an opportunity to purchase some of his work and chat with the artist himself, and to visit other participating artists in the area. Rob’s home, at 49 Bridgemont, near Whaley Bridge SK23 7PD is open 11am-4pm.

Exciting

Commemorative

Opportunity!

 

Special Edition Celebratory Offer

 

Rob has been busily working on a very special piece which is to commemorate his two year association with Contemporary Six The Gallery, Manchester and is proud to announce a special limited edition print of ‘The Shambles Square’.

This commemorative piece features Rob himself, sketching the scene and is a unique study of the Shambles Square, and includes the infamous Shambles Pub and the historic Corn Exchange Building.

This stunning print is limited to 50 copies. The mounted image measures 71 x 48cm and will be displayed alongside the original at Rob’s home during the Derbyshire Open Arts Event. 

To reserve a print please contact Rob at rob@robwilsonart.co.uk or Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester, where more of Rob's work is on display.

The Ashes Test 2013

 

Lancashire Cricket Club based at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, have agreed for Rob to be their official artist this Summer depicting the excitement and action of the Ashes Test, 2013.

With the completion of a multi-million pound redevelopment at Emirates Old Trafford and the hosting of this year’s Ashes Test, Rob has agreed to produce a series of commemorative paintings to celebrate this historic event.

During the Ashes Rob will be overlooking the ground, live in the Media Centre, at the heart of the World’s press, capturing the feverish atmosphere in his paintings as the Test unfolds.

This is an exciting opportunity for Rob to create a collection of work combining his love of old and new architecture, showing the original pavilion building adjacent to the newly built, modern Point.

Talks are ongoing, and new information will be released as soon as it unfolds...

Winner of the Buxton Spa Prize in 2015, Rob Wilson has fast become one of the most exciting young contemporary artists in the UK. 

 

His mixed media paintings incorporating paint, print, texture & lines of stitching, offer atmospheric interpretations of the urban landscape.

 

Recently commissioned by Westminster Abbey, with previous commissions including The Ashes Series at Old Trafford.

 

Selected prints now available at John Lewis.

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