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Arts Centre Washinton

Bob Marshall - Paintings

Bob Marshall - Paintings

03 September 2018 - 22 September 2018

This exhibition is in the Theatre Foyer

A selection of paintings by local artist Bob Marshall, some of the work will be for sale.

Artist Statement:

Hi, my name is Bob Marshall. I took early retirement from the steel industry eight years ago and one of the things I promised myself was to learn to paint. I have always loved art and took up drawing at the age of fifty, for the first time since leaving school. Hmmm did they have schools that long ago? Seemingly they did because I have some vague recollections of it, in particular of getting the cane for doodling in maths. I enjoyed drawing but always felt it lacked something, so I was determined to try my hand at painting. I enrolled on a watercolour class, but quickly decided that perhaps watercolour and I did not really gel. (In other words I couldn’t do it.) Then I tried acrylics and water soluble oils and found that I really enjoyed using both mediums and so here I am, a retired steel worker, splodging acrylic and oil paints onto boards and paper and quite enjoying doing so. (It can be SOoooo frustrating at times!) I realise that I have a great deal to learn and that I am a mere beginner in the art of painting, but enjoying doing something is half the battle. I love real art and will happily while away my free time in galleries wherever I come across them. I have been lucky enough to visit the Met in New York, the Louvre in Paris and of course Tate Britain. I also love sculpture and have a great fondness for the V&A, where I can wander for days. I hope you enjoy looking at my work and I thank you for taking the time to do so.

With my thanks for visiting and my very best wishes.

Bob Marshall 

 


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