PFG Stuart Robertson May-June 2019

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A RETURN TO EUROPE 16 May – 8 June 2019


A RETURN TO EUROPE Stuart began his painting career in London before moving to New Delhi where he fell in love with all things Indian. Painting directly from life in the streets taught him to be close to his subject matter, to experience it and to bring it to life in his work. Over the two decades since returning to London, Stuart has remained true to his Indian experience, but has felt that a more local inspiration is essential to keep his art fresh and cogent. Throughout his career, Stuart has avoided any formal 'style' preferring to let his subjects speak to him directly and honestly, and this allows us to enjoy his work untrammeled by mannerisms and clichĂŠs. There is magnificent architecture all around us, and Stuart's paintings and drawings ask us to give our prominent buildings a second look, rather than take them for granted, embrace them once again and celebrate what makes our cities special. PAUL WRIGHT Royal Society of Marine Artists Senior Lecturer at Kingston University

Marble Arch, London Watercolour 25 x 33 cm

St Mary Woolnoth, London Watercolour 39 x 28 cm

Westminster Abbey, London Watercolour & collage 33 x 20 cm

Notre Dame, Paris

Watercolour & collage 67 x 52 cm

Arc de Triomphe, Paris Watercolour 28 x 30 cm

Brompton Oratory, London Watercolour 22 x 28 cm

Natural History Museum, London Watercolour 39 x 22 cm

Duomo di Milano, Milan Watercolour 26 x 29 cm

St Bartholomew's Hospital, London Watercolour 28 x 18 cm

Arco da Rua Augusta, Lisbon Watercolour 35 x 31 cm

SĂŠ de Lisboa, Lisbon

Watercolour & collage 21 x 18 cm

Palais Garnier, Paris

Watercolour & silver leaf 23 x 34 cm

Louvre Pavilion Mollien, Paris Watercolour 26 x 16 cm

Tanjore Figure, Tanjore Watercolour & ink 19 x 14 cm

Two Tanjore Figures, Tanjore Watercolour, gouache & collage 23 x 19 cm

Still Life with Cactus Oil 25 x 31 cm

Still Life with Green Bottle Oil 25 x 31 cm

Portas Lisboa, Lisbon Watercolour & collage 14 x 9 cm

Stuart Robertson studied at Maidstone College of Art and then at Wimbledon College of Art. In 1989 he moved to India and stayed for seven years, living and working in Delhi – where he met his wife Naveena – and travelling extensively throughout the country. Whilst there he held solo exhibitions at the British Council Gallery (1994) and at Art Today Gallery, Delhi (1995, 1997). After returning to London in 1997 he retained contact with India, returning frequently to paint and broaden his knowledge of the country and its culture. Over recent years he has balanced his work on Indian subjects with an increasing interest in material nearer to home, in particular architectural paintings and drawings in London, Paris and other European cities. Stuart has exhibited regularly with the Royal Watercolour Society since being elected to membership in 2005. He has exhibited with the Piers Feetham Gallery since 2001, this being his sixth solo show with us.

Mercatino Filatelico, Milan Watercolour & collage 24 x 24 cm

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