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Rob Pointon (b. 1983)

Rob Pointon has been described as one of the most exciting young British oil painters producing  today. Multi award winning and now being elected and invited to many of the art establishment societies, he was awarded Artist in Residence for Manchester Airport - the first of its kind in the UK. From 2016 to 2019 Rob will be travelling the world and bringing back his paintings to display at the airport for sale.

He is also considered to be one of the artists currently being collected by the Northern art collectors and shows in a number of galleries across the UK.

Originally from a village near to Stoke on Trent, Rob now lives in Crewe, Cheshire. Barewall are delighted to be working with Rob as a Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent gallery, one which have been supporting and promoting Rob's work since when he first set-up his easel painting the streets and buildings of Burslem in Stoke on Trent in 2006 aged 23.

Barewall is also housed in the building in Burslem which Rob Pointon lived and based himself during his early career (2006-7) and after "The Year of The Boat" exhibition (2013-2014).

For further enquiries about Rob Pointon's work please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Rob describes his work as: "Utilising multiple-point perspective Rob's works firmly locate the viewer within the scene. He paints solely on location, without a prescribed image that would stagnate the final result, working standing at full arms length of the easel which allows expressive, fluid brushwork. Observing a scene for several days highlights the transient life of a location, resulting in an animated final image."

RECENT EXHIBITIONS

Hong Kong City in The Clouds, Manchester Airport 2016,

North Wales & The Potteries,Barewall Gallery, Stoke on Trent, 2014 (Solo)

An Exhibition From The Valley, Churnet Vallery Garden in aid of NSPCC,

Year of the Boat touring exhibiton:

National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port, 2014 (Solo), Canal and River Trust, Deloittes, London, 2013 (Solo), The Granary Gallery, Weston Park, 2013 (Solo), Artists of the River Pageant, The Pumphouse Gallery, London, 2013, Year of the Boat, Gloucester Waterways Museum, Gloucester Docks, 2013 (Solo), Year of the Boat, Number Nine the Gallery, Birmingham, 2013 (Solo), Year of the Boat, Artzu Gallery, Manchester, 2013 (Solo)

EDUCATION

2004 – 2005 ‘The Drawing Year’, Postgraduate, The Prince’s Drawing School, London, 

2001 – 2004 Fine Art BA (1st Class), University of Wales, Aberystwyth

AWARDS AND HONOURS

1st Prize Winner £1000, Staffordshire Open, Shire Hall Gallery (2014), Regional Artist Award £500, Halls Fine Art Open, Weston Park (Aug 2011), Visitors Choice Prize, Staffordshire Open, Shire Hall Gallery (2011), Associate Member of Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (Sep 2010), Member and Adjudicator for Staffordshire Society of Artists (Nov 2010 -), 24ft Oil Painting unveiled by HRH Prince of Wales to commemorate Stoke-on-Trent, Centenary celebrations (Feb 2010), Open 09 1st Prize Winner, Newcastle Borough Museum & Art Gallery, Young Artist Award from NADFAS (Oct 2006), Drawing in private collection of Duchess of Devonshire, Chatsworth (2005), Awarded £500 Winsor & Newton Prize for British Museum work (Dec 2005), Awarded £1000 Drawing Prize (Prince’s Drawing School), Drawing in the personal archive of HRH The Prince of Wales (Oct 2005), Awarded £3000 bursary for ‘The Drawing Year’ study 2004 – 05