Seeing life’s little details

admin Post in 南京夜网
Comments Off on Seeing life’s little details

An eye for detail: Gwen Roberts has made the move to Australia where she will continue her career as a photo realist artist. Pic: MATT ATTARDGWEN Roberts is a woman with a remarkable talent.
Nanjing Night Net

Her attention to detail and natural skills as a photo realist artist sees her first exhibit in Australia held next month.

The UK native recently moved to Port Macquarie with her husband Ian after spending her earlier years in Leicestershire, England. There she studied art and music at college before forging a career in the finance industry.

As a child it was seldom to find Gwen without a pencil in her hand, vigorously doodling away.

It wasn’t until much later in life that she decided to delve back into the world of art, leaving her job in finance to study fine art at the Winchester school of art.

“After life happened and I got a job I realised it was quite stressful,” she said.

“I picked up a pencil after 20 years without drawing and realised that I still had a passion for art.”

Although she enjoyed aspects of her time at the Winchester school of art, she severed her three year course after just one year to continue to hone in on her natural gift.

“They really didn’t teach me any skills,” she said. “I did a lot of study off my own back. I was happy doing my own thing.”

An eye for detail: Gwen Roberts has made the move to Australia where she will continue her career as a photo realist artist. Pic: MATT ATTARD

Taking at least two weeks to complete a piece, Gwen has several stunning portraits to her name, including her favourite – a portrait of legendary singer Johnny Cash.

“Every piece has a story behind it and every person has a story behind them,” she said.

“In the case of Cash, his eyes were the inspiration for me. He seems to stare back. It’s very engaging with the chains in the picture representing his personality and his history.”

As well as portraits, Gwen is known to dabble in abstract art as well, which is evident in her portrait of Cash.

Every time she lays out a fresh sheet of paper and sharpens her pencils, Gwen is making a connection with whomever she is drawing.

“I think that art is an encounter,” she said. “What I’m always trying to do is look harder at a person.

“A normal person will look at you during a conversation and recognise who you are. For me, I am looking at what makes us recognisable. What is it about their features?”

It is that out-of-the-box train of thought that has led to the success Gwen has achieved.

As well as her exhibits, Gwen often gives live demonstrations and artist talks. Her work is hanging in Port Macquarie’s Sunset Gallery and Lounge.

You can view her first solo exhibition in Australia throughout October and November at Long Point Gallery and Vineyard, Lake Cathie.

For more information on purchasing originals, commissions and limited edition prints you can contact Gwen by e-mail at [email protected]南京夜网419论坛 or check out 梧桐夜网facebook南京夜网/gwenrobertsartist.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

« Prev: :Next »

Comments are closed.