Robert Cunnew

Robert Cunnew

London

About Robert Cunnew

Working in both acrylic and digital media, I seek a synthesis of strong two-dimensional design with a heightened rendering of space and form. Pictures typically emerge from a lengthy and painstaking process aimed at distilling or abstracting the essence of a subject in line, shape and colour. My focus tends to be the landscapes and seascapes of Kent, Sussex and London, typically locations where the natural and man-made intersect.

My influences include many British and American painters and print-makers of the mid-20th century – artists like Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden in the UK and Charles Sheeler and Grant Wood in the US – as well as David Hockney and the incidental landscapes of the early Italian Renaissance.

Education

I went to the Central School of Art and Design in the late 60s but subsequently followed an alternative career path, returning to painting full time in 2008.

Exhibitions

2019
Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
New English Art Club annual, Mall Galleries, London
2018
The Masters: Screen & Stone, Bankside Gallery, London
Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London
Royal Society of British Artists annual, Mall Galleries, London
2017
Royal Society of British Artists annual, Mall Galleries, London
2016
Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London
New English Art Club annual, Mall Galleries, London
Royal Society of British Artists annual, Mall Galleries, London
2015
New English Art Club annual, Mall Galleries, London
Royal Society of British Artists annual, Mall Galleries, London
2014
Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
Royal Society of British Artists annual, Mall Galleries, London
Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours annual, Mall Galleries, London
2013
Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours annual, Mall Galleries, London
Royal Watercolour Society annual open, Bankside Gallery, London
2012
Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours annual, Mall Galleries, London
Royal Watercolour Society annual open, Bankside Gallery, London
2011
Royal Watercolour Society annual open, Bankside Gallery, London
2010
Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London
Watercolour Academy, Mall Galleries, London
Royal Society of British Artists annual, Mall Galleries, London
Royal Watercolour Society annual open, Bankside Gallery, London
2009
Royal Watercolour Society annual open, Bankside Gallery, London
2008
Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
2007
Royal Watercolour Society annual open, Bankside Gallery, London
2006
Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London
Chichester Open, Minerva Theatre, Chichester