cambridge contemporary art

Robert Greenhalf

Robert was born in 1950 at Haywards Heath, Sussex, England. He studied at Eastbourne and Maidstone Colleges of Art, graduating in 1971 with a Diploma in Art and Design in Graphics.

Robert works mainly in woodcut and oils. His earlier woodcuts were printed in black and hand-coloured with watercolour, whilst more recent ones involve the cutting and printing of a separate block for each colour.

His subjects are mainly wildlife, domestic animals, and landscape. He places great emphasis upon observing and sketching in the field and his watercolours are frequently made directly from life. This approach lends a lively spontaneity and authenticity to the work, which is often difficult to achieve in the studio.

Robert was elected a Member of the Society of Wildlife Artists 1981 and a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1982. The book Twentieth Century Wildlife Artists (1986, Croom Helm) and Modern Wildlife Painting (1998, Pica Press) by Nicholas Hammond, contain features on Robert's work, and further examples have appeared in approximately 30 other publications.

He is a member of a group known as the Artists for Nature Foundation which is a charity formed in 1991 to focus attention on threatened areas of the world.

For four years, from 1993, Robert visited the Parc des Ecrins in the French Alps as Artist in Residence and his work has been exhibited at the Maison du Parc in Vallouise. In 1999 he was commissioned to provide illustrations of birds for their Atlas of the Invertebrates of the Parc des Ecrins.

He has also had work hung in the Summer Show at the Royal Academy on several occasions. His work is in public and private collections throughout the world.

Robert has written a book: Towards the Sea, an illustrated diary of his work throughout a typical year. This was published by Pica Press (now an imprint of Bloomsbury) in Autumn 1999 and is still in print.

 

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on info@cambridgegallery.co.uk or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £350- £1500.


Two Shelducks

oil

24x24

400

 

Bewick's Swans and Wigeon

oil

28cmx28cm

£500

Heron and Redshanks oil 22cmx22cm                       £350                                 

Heron and Redshanks

oil

22cmx22cm                      

£350                                 

Strandline Terns oil 24cmx24cm £500                                       

Strandline Terns

oil

24cmx24cm

£500                                       

High Tide

oil

42cmx61cm

£1500

Moorhens oil £400 25cmx25cm  

Moorhens

oil

£400

25cmx25cm

 

Goldfinches and Thistles

oil          

52cmx25cm

£800                                    

Three Avocets oil 24x24 framed £450

Three Avocets

oil

24x24

framed £450

 Bewick's Swans, Pintails and Lapwings

oil

25cmx26cm

£450

Arctic Terns 

oil

25x25

£400                                       

Blakeney Brents

oil

24cmx24cm

£500

Curlews and Fishing Terns

oil

36cmx36cm

 £780

Eiders

oil

29cmx32cm

£500                                       

Herons and Egrets

oil    

25xcm25cm                               

£400

Reed Bunting, Moorhen, Swallows oil 24cmx24cm £450

Reed Bunting, Moorhen, Swallows

oil

24cmx24cm

£450


Lapwings flying in    

oil              

 32cmx44cm                 

£700