Every month we have a new local artist share their work with us in the cafe at our St Werburghs store. This month we have Rob Morton, exhibiting until 30th March.
U.W.E. 1991 -1992- Art Foundation Course
University of Plymouth 1992 – 1995 – BA (Hons) Degree, Illustration
Art and creativity have always been a big part of my life.
My earliest memories were aged seven at my primary school, St. Josephs, in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, when Mrs. Maunder held up my drawings of a Triceratops to show class three. A year later I was asked to illustrate the Nativity scene for class four with Mrs Smale. I’ve never looked back!
It seemed logical therefore to continue my art right throughout my education, onto A-Level and to take an Art Foundation course at the then Bristol Polytechnic in 1991. I then graduated with a degree in illustration from Exeter School of Art and Design in 1995 (this later became affiliated to Plymouth University). It was during my second year that I undertook the Erasmus Exchange programme, where I studied in Antwerp, Belgium for three months and learnt of the lino cut technique, which I continued for the remainder of my degree years.
I joined Spike Island print studio in 2005 and have produced a wide range of work which I am able to sell at arts trails, galleries, markets and exhibitions.
Lino is a unique medium and lends itself well to certain subjects with the fluidity and rhythmic appeal of the material. My subjects include people and landscapes and the occasional character! The lino cut technique has been a very beneficial aspect of my art as a whole, adding a completely new dimension in the great learning curve of the medium itself and as a platform for my continued portfolio.
As well as print making I also enjoy creating characters and producing cartoons and I am hoping that I can use these skills in a creative field in due course, such as the animation industry.
As well as my art I am a keen rugby player.
Rob Morton – Contact details:
Mobile: 07789 – 561373
If you’d like to exhibit in our cafe, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.