Robert Dutton Fine Art

UK and international award-winning artist

Welcome

Robert's contemporary and expressive style achieves such success because his mixed media drawings and paintings rely on creating the right balance between spontaneity and control. By creatively working much freer (very often en plein air), when combining his intuitive choice of different media together, the results are strong, interesting and connect with his subject in unique and exciting ways.  

"I am not bound by rules and procedures but instead allow a more emotional approach to be the initial guide. Instead of deliberate compositional principles and rules, I follow my own path. During the creative process it is not uncommon for me to start the work almost entirely again - an exciting and almost cathartic process until the work eventually conveys a powerful clarity and directness with the energetic marks I make.

More recently Robert's work has taken a more abstract direction. Within this new body of work he still maintains an underlying figurative structure, exciting textures with montage and layering combined. His skilled use of colour and tonal appreciation evoke a sense of timelessness and strength of character and presence within his contemporary work.

From good drawing comes good painting. By intuitively working much freer the results are strong, interesting and connects with my subject far more and allow a more emotional approach to be the guide”.

Awards & Competitions

  • Overall competition winner - ‘The Artists Purchasing Prize’ 2003.
  • Pastel Society Federation of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London 2005
  • ‘Pro Arte Award’ 2004 - Patchings Art, craft and Photography Awards, Calverton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire 2014
  • ‘Royal Talens' Award - Patchings Art, craft and Photography Awards, Calverton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire 2013
  • Pastel Society Federation of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London 2013
  • Patchings Art, craft and Photography Awards, Calverton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire 2014
  • Pastel Society Federation of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London 2015
  • Patchings Art, craft and Photography Awards, Calverton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire 2016
  • Pastel Society Federation of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London 2017
  • Patchings Art, craft and Photography Awards, Calverton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire 2017
  • Patchings Art, craft and Photography Awards, Calverton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire 2018
  • Pastel Society Federation of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London 2018
  • Patchings Art, craft and Photography Awards, Calverton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire 2019
  • Best Monotone work - Society of Graphic Fine Arts Open Arts Exhibition at the Menier Gallery, London 2018 

International Artist Magazine - 100 Best Seascape Artists, 2004

International Artist Magazine - Highly Commended Seascape Artist - Global Open Art Competition 2004

Timeline

  • 2013 to date  Full time self-employed fine artist, tutor, brand ambassador, art author
  • 2006-2013     In-house Graphic Designer for PwC
  • 1984-2006     Professional Graphic Design career for leading blue chip companies (to include KPMG)
  • 1981-1984     Hull College of Art and Design (BA Hons) Degree in Graphic Design and Illustration

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