Rob Wilson Art
Rob studied for his degree at Bradford University in Graphic Design and Illustration. With its rich heritage of textiles, Bradford became a large influence in Rob’s work. Now his inspiration comes from the dramatic architecture and moody landscapes found in and around the North West.
- Creator Name
- Rob Wilson
- Drawing, Paintings
- Canvas, Mixed Media
- Locator Postcode
- SK23 7PD
Heavily influenced by graphic design and textile design, typeface and stitching often sit side by side with more traditional media, creating uniquely abstract pieces.
‘His distinctive work is described as ‘mixed media’ but this belies the complexity of his painting process which combines layers of paint, paper & print with stitching’ - Pure Buxton, Magazine.
In 2007 he received a Commendation for his painting ‘The Audience’ at the highly respected Derbyshire Open and went on to win the ‘Best Artist Award’ at the Buxton Festival Fringe.
Since then, Rob is fast building a reputation as one of the most exciting young contemporary artists in the North West.
His mixed media paintings incorporating paint, print, texture & lines of stitching, offer atmospheric interpretations of Peak District landscapes and these are complemented by dramatic paintings of the urban landscape.
The vibrant cityscapes of Manchester vividly depict the energy and drama of living and working in a metropolis. There’s a sense of immediacy, but links with the past are also evoked by the juxtaposition of Victorian buildings and modern architecture.
Rob Wilson is regularly commissioned; many by architects who recognise his unique ability to capture the very essence of a particular building or place.