24th October to 3rd November 2013
stroke, suffered in December 2011, left Rob with aphasia, loss of
right side sensation and other health complication.
As a practising
artist he found that drawing, although different from before, enabled
his recovery during the long stay in hospital.
documents the gradual recovery, the difficulties and the recent
return to painting in the studio.
Born in Wolverhampton
Hull (BA) 1976-79
New Inn Gallery, 2003
Mare St Studios,2004
the world around me in one sense is merely a vehicle. A way of entering
that particular arena of plastic expression where feelings and sensations
mingle. Much like my abstractionist friends, my effort is to give
the work some kind of autonomy. Yet I am interested in how part
of oneself may be 'reflected in' or 'echoed back' by the environment.
Rob Welch, 2010
PAINTING MAGAZINE - ISSUE EIGHT
© Rob Welch