Profile

Rob Clarke

I studied in Gloucestershire where I obtained BA Honours in Fine Art: Painting, and am currently living in the Cheltenham area. To date I have exhibited at galleries both locally and in London and Amsterdam as a finalist of the Daler Rowney Competition and the Hans Brinker Award. I undertake commissions both private and commercial.


 Education in the arts:

  • Fine Art, A2 Level, Cirencester College - 2002 – 2004
  • Fine Art Foundation, Btec diploma, Stroud College - 2005 – 2006
  • Fine Art Painting and Drawing, BA (Hons), University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham - 2006 - 2009

 

Grants and Awards:

  • Daler Rowney - International ‘Make Your Mark’ Competition 2008 – 2nd place for 'Last Light' exhibited w/ Sir Peter Blake
  • Gloucestershire Society of Decorative and Fine Arts - 2008 travel award
  • Cheltenham Fine Art, Drawing from Life Exhibition - Young Artist Award 2010

 

Exhibitions:

  • Stroud College - Foundation Show                                                                                                                    - Jun 2006
  • University of Gloucestershire, Summerfield Gallery                                                                                       - Jan 2007
  • University of Gloucestershire, Summerfield Gallery                                                                                       - Feb 2008
  • Tree Festival Exhibition, The Park, Cheltenham                                                                                              - Mar 2008
  • Hans Brinker Award 2008, Amsterdam, Holland                                                                                             - Dec 2008
  • Collective Exhibition, The Gardens Gallery, Montpellier, Cheltenham                                                        - Apr 2009
  • University of Gloucestershire - 360 degrees, Summerfield Gallery                                                             - May 2009
  • Daler Rowney - The National Student's Exhibition 2008, The Mall Gallery, London                                - Jul 2009
  • By Local, The Regent Arcade, Cheltenham                                                                                                      - Jul 2009
  • The Art Depot @ The Town Hall, Tewkesbury ‘Awaken Your Senses Festival 2009’                               - Sep 2009
  • Cheltenham Fine Art, Drawing from Life Exhibition, Gardens Gallery, Cheltenham                                 - Apr 2010
  • Art in Aid of Aids, The Emthonjeni Trust, Gardens Gallery, Cheltenham                                                     - Feb 2011
  • Cheltenham Open Studios, The Art Depot @ All Saints, Cheltenham                                                         - Jun 2011
  • Open Studios - The Link Gallery, Cheltenham General                                                                                  - Jun 2011
  • Art in Aid of Aids, The Emthonjeni Trust, Gardens Gallery, Cheltenham                                                     - Feb 2012
  • The Artdepot in 2012 @ The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury                                                                            - April 2012
  • Akanishta Buddhist Centre, Whaddon, Cheltenham                                                                                     - Aug 2012

 

Currently Displayed In:

  • The Bankhouse, Clarence Street, Cheltenham  (J D Wetherspoon commission)
  • The Cotswold Health Centre, George Street, Stroud

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