NEW WEBSITE COMING… SOMETIME
I feel i must apologise for the lack of updating this website has received. I have at least seven recent projects to upload, but time is something of a luxury these days and unfortunately the site has fallen by the wayside. I feel it now needs a huge overhaul which I plan on doing as soon as possible. I am due to finish my part-time job at the start of June (massive excitement and daunt in equal measures), therefore becoming a full-time artist. My website will be one of the first things I address. So, watch this space, and in the meantime visit my Facebook or Instagram for latest work…
As I mentioned in my last blog post I will be painting at Upfest in Bristol this year!!
In addition to this I can now announce I’ll be painting at Birmingham’s City of Colours as well!
Very excited about these events, cannot wait to produce work to such a wide audience!
City of Colours has launched a Kickstarter funding page to raise money to make the festival what it is. Please visit and donate if you can!…
I’ve not posted for ages have I?! Sorry about that. Very busy you see, but here’s a little run down of what’s been happening since Jan (can’t believe it’s April already!!)…
January started very quiet, just had one small branding commission on, but it was a good one. I created an A1 canvas for LTBL Productions, a great independent Film company in Sheffield. I’ll create a proper post for this with the inspiration behind it when I have time, but here’s a photo of the finished piece in the mean time… Since then I have been working on an extremely exciting project which has been taking all my time for close to two months now! I once again set myself quite the challenge to fill a square room, floor and ceiling included, with optical illusions / op art. I thought it would be a good opportunity to use perspective anamorphosis with it too, which is what’s taking the time. It’s painstaking work but should be worth it when it’s completed. Information re. what it’s actually for soon, here’s a couple of sneak peeks though…CAN YOU SEE A THEME OCCURRING?…
Other than this I have three other great commissions lined up to start soon. More info soon.
And the big news is I got into UPFEST! I’ll be painting an 8″ x 10″ wall in front of excess of 30,000 visitors, so no pressure there. Very excited about this though and humbled I’ve been given the opportunity!
So, busy as always, i’ll try to post more often now…
I have created ten limited edition one off artworks on canvas. Painted with a hand sprayed first layer, and a stencil for the second layer. They mark the start of an extensive study into colour and pattern and the three dimensional effects light and shade can instill. I first painted this pattern large scale on my Tour De France mural earlier in the year, ever since I have been wanting to experiment with it further. Measuring 210 x 300 x 18 mm they are available to purchase for £30 each. If any one of them takes your fancy, please get intouch via email – rob_is@rob–lee.co.uk.
Big big update. 3 new MURAL projects added and a PERSPECTIVE piece.
I do apologise for the lack of postage. I’ve spent all my spare time over the last three months setting up my studio, which needed a massive amount of work doing to it. I’ve got it to a ‘blank canvas’ level, meaning it’s complete, I now just need to cover the walls in lots of colour and get some shelving etc in there. It marks a bit of a corner stone for me I feel, as it will allow me to explore lots of new ideas, and hopefully increase my output somewhat. I’ll get some start-to-finish photos up soon.
These last couple of months have been absolutely manic. So much painting, it’s been a tiring but great experience.
Since my last post I’ve practically been living down at CADS, working on THREE large murals, all for the new Night Kitchen project. I’ll be doing a big feature about this awesome venture in full when I finally get my camera fixed and can take some proper photos. In the meantime, here are a few snapshots I took throughout the whole project…