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Rob Welch



"A Sore Head"

A.P.T Gallery
24th October to 3rd November 2013

Aa
significant 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.

This exhibition documents the gradual recovery, the difficulties and the recent return to painting in the studio.

Born in Wolverhampton 1956

Studied :

Hull (BA) 1976-79

Manchester (MA) 1980-81

Group Shows :

'Regrouping' The Nunnery,2002

'Rocca Pistola Collection'
New Inn Gallery, 2003

'Revolution' Mare St Studios,2004

Painting 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

www.robertwelch.info

IN THE STUDIO: ROBERT WELCH'S PAINTINGS BY MALI MORRIS
TURPS BANANA PAINTING MAGAZINE - ISSUE EIGHT

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© Rob Welch 2016


Aquarium

acrylic on canvas
18" x 24"

2004


GBF

acrylic on canvas
18" x 24"

2004


Frosted

acrylic on canvas
42" x 54"

2004

Starburger

acrylic on canvas
36 x 57 cm