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Robin Mackervoy

Society Membership:

Royal Institute of Oil Painters
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Other Society Memberships:

The Wapping Group of Artists Trustee and Past President of The London Sketch Club
President of The Lea Valley Art Society
Hertford Art Society Chelsea Art Society


Biographical details:

1933 Born on 23 October in Hampshire
1986 Further Education Teaching Certificate
1987-98 Lecturer at Hertford Regional College in Drawing and Painting
1992 Elected a Member of the Wapping Group of Artists
2006 Elected an Associate Member of the Royal institute of Oil Painters
2008 Elected a Member of the Royal institute of Oil Painters


Artist's statement:

My first consideration is for composition, to place the subject comfortably within a scene, using varying tones to promote its importance. I then use the surrounding space to draw attention to and emphasise the main subject through variations in colour, tone, texture and line.


Exhibitions:

1991 Haileybury
1992 St John’s Smith Square
1992- Wapping Group of Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
1995- Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
1995- Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London


Method of working:

I generally prefer to work from life, but for works produced in the studio I use the back-up of photographs to add to the information that my preparatory sketches provide. Initial sketches are generally carried out in a different medium from the final piece and I use a pochade box for sketches in oil or heat-set oil colour. My preference is for preparatory sketches in pencil, pen or watercolour and I like to use oil or acrylic for the final pieces. When painting directly from the subject I like to work on the whole surface together and I do not draw-in until the base coat is complete. In addition to canvas I also use panels which adds to the variety of surface, texture and size.


Scholarships, Awards, Prizes:

‘The Stanley Grimm Memorial Prize’, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, 1999


Publications:

‘The Wapping Group of Artists: The First 50 Years’, 1996
‘Artists & Illustrators’, 1999 and 2004
‘International Artist’, 2000
‘Leisure Painter’, 2002 and 2003
‘The Wapping Group of Artists: Sixty Years of Painting by the Thames’, Seafarer Books, 2005


IMAGES
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Campanula Still Life

Acrylic

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Venice

Image from Robin Mackervoy

West Mersea Regatta

Oil

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Receding Tide - Outer Pool

Oil

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On the Hard - Brightlingsea

Oil


 
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