'It's the getting there, not arriving, that has always
attracted me. Always wanting to move on and
discover new vistas over the brow of a hill. Putting
an exhibition together always reminds of moments
not places - a glimpsed beach through the trees or
a meandering stream making its way down the
valley - it's the essence of these memories that I I
try to capture, my own fleeting, light filled moment
that I endeavour to translate and communicate
hoping that the viewer will interpret and complete
the picture in their own way, with their own
I work with water colour, ink, gouache and oils on both paper and canvas. I sometimes make a small, simple pencil sketch on site with written colour notes, an indication of light, weather and wind direction and then work up the finished painting in the studio but it's my memory of the moment that I depend on.
Tempting though it sometimes is, I do not take a photograph of the location needed - I 'm trying to capture an emotional response not replicate a photographic image.
Artist: C. Robson