Robert GREENHALF |
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United Kingdom 1950
Much of the vitality and authenticity of Greenhalf's work stems from his method of working. Failing light or a rising tide demands a spontaneous and intuitive approach, with light and movement taking precedence over plumage details. The spirit of place, of time, and the landscape are as important as the birds in it. Working in watercolour allows the atmosphere of the day to influence the work directly, for in the harsh midday sun, the paint dries quickly with crisp outlines, whereas in the soft light of evening it dries very slowly, allowing the colours to blend and outlines to blur in an appropriate way.
Robert was born in 1950 at Haywards Heath, Sussex, England. He studied at Eastbourne and Maidstone Colleges of Art, graduating in 1971 with a Diploma in Art and Design in Graphics.
Robert works mainly in Watercolour, Oils, Woodcut and Drypoint. The Drypoints and some of the Woodcuts are printed in black and hand-coloured with Watercolour, whilst others involve the cutting and printing of a separate block for each colour.
His subjects are mainly Wildlife, Domestic Animals, and Landscape. He places great emphasis upon observing an ...
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