Monday, 3 March 2014

Harry Robinson - Collected Works

Our current exhibitor is Harry Robinson, a former Economics lecturer at Burnley College and a member of Padiham Painting at Leisure.
Harry likes to combine his love for the outdoors with his passion for painting and is a member of local walking and climbing club ‘The Yorkshire Ramblers’. Through his many walking trips Harry has experienced some beautiful landscapes and uses them at the core of his art work.

The main inspiration behind Harry’s paintings are the hills and mountains of Scotland that Harry has climbed and photographed over the years, naming ‘The Horns of Alligan’ as one of his favourite paintings as it typifies the Scottish Hills.
'The Horns of Alligan'

When starting out on a new painting, Harry begins by taking photographs of the picturesque landscape, drawing a preliminary sketch of the image and then starts to work in acrylic paints as they are his favourite medium to work with due to their versatility. Harry told us that he is a fast worker with it taking him one week on average to complete a painting!


Harry’s works have been exhibited locally over the years in places such as Howarth Art Gallery Accrington and in Rawtenstall. I hope you get the chance to visit this exhibition and take in the great array of landscapes on offer.

The exhibition is on from 28th February until 3rd March at The ACE Centre, Cross Street, Nelson.


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