Robert Austin lives near Darlington, an area which experiences a wide variety of weather conditions! His original paintings result from the fusion of his long-standing interests in meteorology, particularly the study of clouds (nephology) and watercolour painting. Robert used to paint skies in oils, but now consider watercolours to be an ideal medium to capture the forms, textures and subtle colours of skyscapes. In general, he uses ‘wet on wet’ and ‘lifting out’ watercolour techniques, using rough textured paper.
Robert’s exhibition runs from Saturday 16th March to Friday 10th May 2019 (closed on Sundays)