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About Robert McPartland
Robert McPartland’s paintings explore the ever-present beauty that can often be overlooked in everyday life. Occasionally, we may experience fleeting moments as epiphanies or through meditation; but through painting, Robert aims to capture these moments for reflection. His body of work spans a wide spectrum of human experience, telling stories through objects and their relationships with colour, light and space. Inspired by Zen philosophy, his paintings often have an ethereal sense of balance and clarity, which give the viewer space to find their own meaning.
Originally from Redcar, Teesside, Robert studied, lived and worked in London for over 25 years before moving to Wales in 1996, where he now lives with his family.
Goldsmiths college, London.
Ravensbourne college of art & design.
Middlesbrough college of art.
Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff
Gallery 57 Arundel, West Sussex
Fiumano Fine Art, London
Flying Colours Gallery, London
Smelik and Stokking Gallery, Amsterdam
The Earl of Gowrie P.C.
Price Waterhouse Cooper
Deryck Healey of Tate Gallery
Fairmont Hotels Group
Rosewood Hotels Group.
InterContinental Hotel London
Various private collections
2010 National Open Art Competition regional prize for Wales
1999 Hunting Art Awards - regional prize for Wales.
1998 NatWest Art prize - Art writing award.
2019: Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition, Mall Galleries London
2016: Royal West of England Open Exhibition.
Kooywood Gallery group show
2015,11,10,09,06: Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff (solo)
2014: Royal West of England Annual Open Exhibition.
2014: Derwent Art Prize show, Mall Galleries, London.
2013 - 15: 20/21 Art Fair at RCA with Flying Colours Gallery
2012 - 14: Affordable Art Fair Singapore with Fiumano Fine Art
2012: Smelik & Stokking Gallery Amsterdam
2010: National Open Art Competition (regional prizewinner Wales)
2009: Welsh Artist of the Year exhibition, St David’s Hall, Cardiff.
2008: Discerning Eye - Mall galleries London
2006: Drawing Wales – touring exhibition, Aberystwyth, Wrexham
2005: C2 Gallery, Milton Keynes, mixed show
2004: Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition, Jerwood space, London and touring,
2000: Cheltenham & Gloucester Open Drawing Exhibition,
1998: Hunting Art Awards - (Awarded Regional prize for Wales)
1997: Wales Drawing Biennale 1, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
1992 – 1986: Whitechapel Open Exhibitions, Whitechapel Gallery
1991: British Month - Roy Miles Gallery
1990: The Artist at Work - Art for Offices
1988: Thumb Gallery, London W1
1987: Athena International Art Awards
1986 & 1985: Contemporary Art Society Art Market, Smiths Gallery, London WC2
1985: Tolly Cobbold 5th National Exhibition
1984: Ian Birksted Gallery, London WC2