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ROB SHAW


In 1995, Rob Shaw moved to the tiny isolated fishing village of Staithes in North Yorkshire and began to sketch and paint whilst studying for his degree in Architecture and Design at Teesside University. In 1997 he gained a First Class (hons) and began a 10 year career in this chosen field while at the same time, painting and exhibiting at various galleries throughout the country. In 2006 he left his position as a Design Office Manager, at that time living in Bath and chose to return to Staithes to paint full time. Since 2006 he has had many group shows and has also had very successful solo shows. His work and themes are constantly changing, from depicting the small fishing village where he lives and the large breakwaters that protect it, through to Georgian Spa towns such as Bath and Harrogate. His latest works have been a series of large scale London cityscapes painted in oil on canvas board. The first one of these was exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Show 2012, and was sold on the opening day to a member of Morrison’s family. In 2012 his work was also accepted for the Lynn Painter Stainer Exhibition at the Mall Galleries. He continues to paint London; however he is also painting a series of Northern Cityscapes and has recently been invited over to Singapore and Tokyo to undertake a set of paintings there. In 2007, he was interviewed by John Sargeant for The One Show on BBC1.


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Towards the City II

ROB SHAW

oil on board 33 x 47.5 inches £3900

Towards the City

ROB SHAW

oil on board 33 x 47.5 inches £3900