Harry Robertson - Fine Artist

Harry Robertson

Ruthin, Denbighshire - United Kingdom

 
 
 

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Harry Robertson

Ruthin, Denbighshire - United Kingdom

Harry Robertson - Fine Artist

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About Harry Robertson

I was born into a British working-class family in Scarborough, Yorkshire. I have an elder brother and sister. We were brought up in what is now called a single-parent family. Our mother was a waitress. When she died, we kids went off in different directions. Not choice, it just happened. After something of a chaotic period I ended up with foster parents living in Darwen, Lancashire, aged eleven. They took me with them when they moved to Manchester.

At the age of twelve I was offered an interview for a place in the Manchester High School of Art, a specialist junior art school in the normal secondary system. A place had become available because a pupil had climbed into the building next door for a bet with his mates. It was Strangeways Prison. So he was kicked out of the school, poor kid. I was lucky enough to get his place. (I found out about these circumstances later, through the child-care system, and many years later I met the expellee who confirmed it!)

A few of us from the High School went to St.Martins College of Art in London, England. At the time it was renowned as the best undergraduate art school in Britain. I'm not sure I learnt a lot at St.Martins. It had and has a terrific reputation, upon which many of the Fine Art staff rested very comfortably. I remember at least a couple of staff who said that artists were born and it, art, could not be taught. Which begged the question in my mind, 'then why are you drawing a salary?'

For a few years after leaving college I worked in various occupations; painter, muralist, carpenter, songwriter, music producer, to name a few. Throughout this time I was painting, and finding my way. Whilst working in education, I eventually became the Head of School in a large Creative Arts Department, in a London College. Subsequently I left to paint full-time which is what I do now.

I was elected to the Royal Cambrian Academy on 24th April 2010.

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A collection of oil paintings largely from North Wales. The gallery also includes other British landscapes painted through the seasons.

Harry Robertson - Frosty Morning

Frosty Morning

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Harry Robertson - Light in the Woods

Light in the Woods

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Harry Robertson - Waterfall in February.

Waterfall in February.

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Harry Robertson - Winter Landscape

Winter Landscape

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Harry Robertson - Trees near Rhug.

Trees near Rhug.

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Harry Robertson - Down the Valley

Down the Valley

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Harry Robertson - Ogwen Rock Waterfall

Ogwen Rock Waterfall

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Harry Robertson - Landscape in Snowdonia

Landscape in Snowdonia

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Harry Robertson - Tree at Aberglaslyn

Tree at Aberglaslyn

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Harry Robertson - Scarborough harbour.

Scarborough harbour.

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Harry Robertson - River near Rhewl

River near Rhewl

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Harry Robertson - Ogwen Waterfall

Ogwen Waterfall

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Harry Robertson - Bridge at Bontuchel

Bridge at Bontuchel

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Harry Robertson - Light behind trees.

Light behind trees.

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Harry Robertson - Lower fields at Rhug

Lower fields at Rhug

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Harry Robertson - Rocky Outcrop

Rocky Outcrop

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Harry Robertson - Ruthin from the Castle

Ruthin from the Castle

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Harry Robertson - Treetrunk at Rhug

Treetrunk at Rhug

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Harry Robertson - Ogwen

Ogwen

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Harry Robertson - Ogwen Falls

Ogwen Falls

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Harry Robertson - Near Llangollen

Near Llangollen

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Harry Robertson - Betws-y-Coed Waterfall

Betws-y-Coed Waterfall

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Harry Robertson - Winter in North Wales

Winter in North Wales

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Harry Robertson - River in Wales

River in Wales

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Harry Robertson - River Dee at Rhug

River Dee at Rhug

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Harry Robertson - Village in North Wales

Village in North Wales

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Harry Robertson - Secret Valley

Secret Valley

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Harry Robertson - Wales.

Wales.

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Harry Robertson - Sheep at Rhug

Sheep at Rhug

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Harry Robertson - Outcrop in Snowdonia

Outcrop in Snowdonia

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Harry Robertson - Cotswolds scene.

Cotswolds scene.

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Harry Robertson - Forest in Wales

Forest in Wales

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Harry Robertson - Landscape in Wales

Landscape in Wales

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Harry Robertson - Trees in Light

Trees in Light

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