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Black Country artist showcases work
5:00pm Sunday 30th September 2012 in News
INTERNATIONALLY renowned Black Country artist Rob Perry is celebrating more than half a century of painting with a new exhibition in Birmingham.
The accomplished impressionist Brockmoor-born painter is showcasing 50 new pictures of the Black Country and Wales at the RBSA Gallery, Brook Street, St Paul’s, until Saturday October 6.
Famous for taking his mobile studio (a converted Renault van) across Europe - wanderlust Rob has captured on canvas the battlefields and trenches of the First World War, the remains of the Auschwitz concentration camp, the Spanish Plateau, the Alps and the Pyrenees, the Dordogne and Seine Valleys, the Scottish Highlands and North Wales on his travels - the latter of which he toured by bicycle, alone, in his youth.
The 68-year-old father-of-three, who lives in Wordsley, also has enormous affection for his native Black Country and cites his favourite vantage point as Dudley’s Turner’s Hill from where he can often be seen in all weathers recording the region’s ever-changing industrial landscape.
He said: “I always work on site and a lot of the work is done at twilight so you’ve got sunsets and all the twinkling lights that pop out.” Images featured in Rob’s new exhibition include a series of 12 largescale landscapes documenting the weather and seasonal changes across the Black Country - painted between February and August this year.
After his latest exhibition - the adventurous artist will be taking a group of students to China to document prehistoric cave drawings before they are lost forever when a new dam is built.
Admission to the exhibition is free. For gallery opening times and meet the artist sessions call 0121 236 4353 and for more information about Rob and his work check out robertperry-artist.co.uk