Artist & Illustrator Magazine – August 2016
Article about ‘Piccadilly Falls’ and winning the Haworth Prize 2016
Capturing the Rugby World Cup 2015
Exhibition Book 3 – Manchester – The Crowd as Water
Manchester ‘The Crowd as Water’ Exhibition Books have been printed to coincide with the exhibition in the Midland Hotel with Northern Art Specialists Colourfield Gallery.
Thought provoking commentary to the paintings is provided by Dr Mark D Price, Philosopher & Associate Lecturer at the Manchester Metropolitan University.
The Book is priced at £12.50 with free P&P and is available for purchase on our new online store Pointon Picture Library
January Newsletter 2014
Diamond Jubilee Pageant Painting is reported on ITV news
When he became aware of the plan to sail 1000 boats along the River Thames to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Rob Pointon knew that he had a unique opportunity to create an image of historical importance, which would become a flag ship image for his year of the boat project.
To create the Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant painting Rob spent several days on location prior to the flotilla laying down a foundation depicting the scene. On the day of the Pageant he arrived at 5 am to secure his spot and later added the Union Jacks, the crowds, and of course the boats.
Another major challenge was the sheer volume of spectators, with this crowd presenting without doubt “the most difficult crowd scene” undertaken to date. Fortunately though Rob is well seasoned regarding painting amongst crowds. His most challenging endeavour in this field prior to the Pageant was undertaken at Weston Park Staffordshire where a series of 3 sold out paintings depict busy crowd scenes at V Festival (2011). These paintings (one of which can be seen here) encouraged Rob to want to “capture the mood and atmosphere of more live events”, and what better atmosphere than this historically significant event, the Queens Diamond Jubilee Pageant.