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Robert Dutton

Robert DuttonRobert Dutton

Robert Dutton loves the wide range of inspirational subjects on his doorstep, from the North York Moors National Park to the Yorkshire coast. Whether it’s the wild, uninhabited spaces and moorland landscapes or the dramatic cliffs at Bempton and quaint coastal fishing villages, these ‘living elements’ are at the core of his expressive, award-winning work.

Robert has established a reputation as an emerging contemporary artist with many leading northern galleries, and collectors of his art include corporate clients from NatWest Bank, KPMG, Bass Breweries, Wigan Council and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

His work has been exhibited widely at exhibitions and galleries, including The Pastel Society (within the Mall Galleries, London) and The Royal Academy. Robert is also a member of the Society of All Artists (SAA) and he is widely published, with articles featured regularly in ‘The Artist’, ‘International Artist’ and ‘Paint’ magazines.

Robert says:

I feel I can only really get close to my subject by painting directly in front of it. Pastel, charcoal and watercolour are used initially, to both draw and paint at the same time. I fuse the different qualities of the materials together in a fluid – almost lyrical – way.

My approach is always the same – to render in my work something of what I see, be it the softness of the moorland light, the transparency of a windswept sky or the solidity of a rocky outcrop. I also aim to create balance and harmony as elements in any given scene, through composition, texture and tone.

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Exhibited in gallery: 2015