Rob Collins - Gloucester Artist Exhibition in London 2011

    Rob Collins was born in Gloucestershire in 1952 and educated at Gloucestershire College of Art and the Royal College of Art in Kensington.

    A popular local artist Robert recently gave a talk about his work at the Chipping Hall, Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucs. The talk was given ahead of a coach trip to London to see his work being exhibited at the Francis Kyle Gallery. 

    An exhibition of new work will be at the Francis Kyle Gallery in Maddox Street London from 11th May 2011 to 9th June. Open Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm  Saturday 11am - 5pm. You can get more information by clicking this link:

    The exhibition celebrates our English heritage with large scale paintings of old rites and folk rituals and ancient trees and woodland. Most of the paintings are about 200cm.
    The picture here is of the famous Flora Dance in Helston in Cornwall where hundreds of the town's inhabitants dance through the town in early May to welcome the Spring. This is the children's dance and Rob Collins shows them dancing through childhood and adolescence to adulthood as they progres from left to right across the image.The painting is 130 x 200cm. 

    Helston Flora Dance by Rob Collins

    Cheese Rolling by Rob Collins

    In 1981 he was a founder member of Red Herring Studios in Brighton, a group studio set up and run by 27 artists and craftspeople.

    Since 1984 Rob has been represented by Francis Kyle Gallery where he has had three one man shows and contributed to seventeen group shows.

    In 1989 Rob moved back to Gloucestershire where he now lives and works. In 2003 he helped set up Under the Edge Arts, a thriving community arts project where for a time he was Chair of the group that runs the project and teaches painting and art history classes.

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