Robert Brown NEAC

Honorary Life Member


Artist Statement

Bob Brown always paints what excites him and this is what makes him get out his brushes. He believes that people like the vitality or energy in a painting. 

Method of Working

As much as possible, Bob likes to paint on the spot, often using a sketchbook. He uses his pochade box a great deal, particularly when travelling. This is a small, portable studio for painting in oil, in which he can carry up to a dozen panels. He finds it essential to have a stool. He works up some of the studies in the studio where appropriate, and sometimes enlarges or develops them in some other way. He enjoys working on groups of pictures at the same time, and to have them about him, so they can ‘talk’ to him and to each other. 

Bob loves structures, facades, buildings, people, water, trees and huge skies. But patterns of light and colour are what he loves to paint. The sun reorders the world throughout the day, and gives different images, depending where the light and shadows fall.


Biographical Details

Travelled with paintbox to Turkey, Syria, Iran, Greece, Georgia, France, Italy, Russia, US & China

1994 Elected Assistant Keeper of the New English Art Club
1963-1968 First studio at River Road, Littlehampton overlooking River Arun
1964 Elected member of the New English Art Club
1954 (aged 18) Still-life & self-portrait accepted for the RA Summer Exhibition
Studied at Croydon College of Art under Fred Dubery and Lionel Bulmer

Other Society Memberships

Small Paintings Group

Scholarships, Awards & Prizes

Llewellyn Alexander prize at New English Art Club Open Exhibition

Past Exhibitions

2006 Italy, Oakham Gallery, St James, London; W.H. Patterson Fine Art, London
2003 Sinfield Gallery, Burford
1998 Beijing paintings, Mall Galleries
1997 Alresford Gallery
1996 Hellenic Cultural Institute, London
1995 ‘Britain in Greece’ Festival, Athens
1990 Churzee Studio Gallery
1989 Angelus Gallery, Winchester


The New English (represented in, 2006) by Kenneth McConkey, ISBN 1903973988