Robert Greenhalf is a keen birdwatcher and has been a member of the Society of Wildlife Artists since 1981. This exhibition will include nearly 50 oil paintings and hand-printed woodcuts evocative of the habitats and bird-life that have inspired him.
For Robert, drawing in his sketchbook is the essential prelude to the finished work. This is about information gathering and getting to know the subject and its habitat intimately and for him there is no substitute for spending time observing and drawing. He says “Spend a couple of hours or so with your subject and you will certainly know a lot more about it than if you had merely “snapped” it with your camera and moved on.” As a result his paintings and woodcuts have a lively spontaneity and authenticity.