Winter Camelias Floating in Blue Bowl on Spotted Oil Cloth, Watercolour on Gesso
Robert Mountjoy has been a teacher of art in all phases of education. His personal work has been important to his career in education as well as a vehicle for individual expression. He has worked in a range of styles and genres but has found his voice in a new and unique approach to still life. Simple objects are posed in beams of light and observed with painstaking precision.
Working on stretched paper layers of acrylic paint are applied over a gesso ground. Detail is added with size 0 and 1 brushes before more thin layers of colour. Finishing glazes are sometimes added in watercolour.
Robert has shown his work with the South West Academy since its beginnings in 2000 and became and Academician in 2003. He now serves as a Trustee and a mentor to Associate members.
The Wharf Gallery, Tavistock August 2016
Life drawing has been a constant throughout his career as a teacher and an artist. This exhibition focused on portraits of friends and students.
The Tincleton Gallery, Dorchester October 2017
Recent still life paintings on gesso on paper.
Crab Apple in a White Bowl Watercolour on Gesso
Gift Apple - Red Box Watercolour on Gesso
Golden Apple - Red Tablecloth White Bowl and Napkin Watercolour on Gesso
Hydrangea Flowers Floating in a Blue Bowl Watercolour on Gesso
Three Apples in Turqoise Bowl, Light Above Watercolour on Gesso
Three Apples in a Blue Bowl, Light Left Watercolour on Gesso
Three Apricots in a Rimmed Bowl Watercolour on Gesso
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