Robin Warnes PS 

Artist's Statement:

Since leaving the Royal Academy Schools Robin has continually developed my work as well as teaching part time. He is, at present, a lecturer in Painting at University Campus Suffolk. His subjects include Landscape, Still Life and Figurative Compositions.
He works in different media including, oil paint, acrylic paint and pastel, my work has evolved in three decades, but he still uses drawings as a source as well exploring drawing in its own right as an art form and this can be charcoal and or graphite.
Having come from a modernist tradition Robin is interested in the flatness of the image and the effect of layering colour as part of the synthesis and refinement of the subject.
Pastel as a medium has always interested him and he loves the clarity of the colour as well as the ability to extend tonality and subtle changes of light and dark. The physicality or materiality of the paint or pastel is as important as the subject and the two have to co-exist together to form the balance and harmony and, this is what he strives to achieve.

Biographical Details:

Born in Ipswich in 1952
Studied at The Royal Academy Schools 1977-80
Canterbury College of Art 1974-77
Ipswich School of Art 1972-74

Society Memberships

The Pastel Society

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes

Include Turner Gold Medal, and The David Murray Studentship Award for Painting in Landscape whilst at the Royal Academy Schools.
More recently with the Pastel Society the La Maison du Pastel Prize 2013 and The Laing Landscape Prize.


The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2017
NOW @ The Pastel Society
Look Again @ The Pastel Society

Other Exhibitions:
Solo Exhibitions:

John Russell Gallery Ipswich 1986/87/91/20014
Ip Art Water Front Gallery, Ipswich 2009
Chapel Gallery Essex

Group Exhibitions:

The RA Students East Anglian Group
Winfield Arts and Mandels Gallery Norfolk
The First Reynolds Club Exhibition Royal Academy Schools London
Six in Suffolk Wolsey Gallery Suffolk

Mixed Exhibitions:

Exhibitions include
Cork Street Open, Exhibition
DFn Gallery New York
Royal Academy Summer Show
Cadogan Contemporary Gallery London






Featured Artist

Jaana Fowler
IMG 1980 sized featured
' Evening Still Life '
by Jaana Fowler


Jaana Fowler PS 

Biographical Details:

1973 Came to London from Helsinki
1979 BA Fine Art (Sculpture) St Martins School of Art
1982-2013: Freelance assistant to Sir Anthony Caro
1996-99 Leading Visual Literacy workshops, Royal Holloway College


The Pastel Society


group shows: Society of Women Artists, Charlie Smith Anthology, Royal West Academy Bristol
group shows: Pastel Society Open, Royal West Academy Open, Discerning Eye
two artists: Peggy Jay Gallery at Burgh House Hampstead
group shows: Open West Exhibition at Newark Park (NT) and Wilson Gallery Cheltenham, Threadneedle Prize
group shows: Royal Academy Summer Show, Threadneedle Prize Exhibition Mall Galleries
solo show: Artist of the Day at Flowers Cork Street
group shows: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Artspace at Barn Galleries, Ludlow Summer Show, three artists: Kingsgate Gallery
group shows: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Ludlow Summer Show
two artists: Koukan gallery London N10, group shows: Battersea Art Fair, Artspace at Barn Galleries

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' Lemon and Grapes '
' Red Stripe '
' Blue Rubber ;


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