Still Watching Paint Dry
Paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints
By Robin Holtom
‘Still Watching Paint Dry’ will coincide with Robin Holtom’s 75th birthday and features a variety of work from his long career as an artist. Holtom’s work is at times vibrant in tone, with a distinct affinity for the human form and the natural world. This exhibition will showcase a wide body of work in mixed media; from painting to sculpture, drawing and print.
The artist trained at Chelsea School of Art and The Royal College of Art in the 1960’s. He went on to work as an art therapist for over a decade and has also taught at artists retreats in Tuscany, Andalucía and Wales. Widely exhibited at numerous exhibitions and art fairs across the U.K, Holtom is featured in the publication: Artists Working in Britain since 1945.
Holtom describes his work as ‘Slow Art’, something which is certainly reflected via his carefully considered, creative output. ‘Still Watching Paint Dry’ offers an insight into the artist as a man, with a wealth of experience and instinctual visual flair.
The exhibition will be shown at the gallery at Hastings Arts Forum, which is located on the seafront in St Leonards. Holtom emphasises that the art in this exhibition is affordable and accessible to all, which is an important part of the ethos of The Hastings Arts Forum.
• ‘Still Watching Paint Dry’ is running from 20th August-1st September 2019 at The Hastings Arts Forum (Open evening 23rd August 6.30-8.30pm). Robin will also be holding a talk “Artists should have their tongues cut out” on the 24th August at 2pm. Please refer to the gallery website for more information – www.hastingsartsforum.co.uk
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