Oil on canvas.


Robert McLearnon

About this artist.

Robert McLearnon is a professional artist currently living and working in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. McLearnon was born in Belfast in 1964 and developed a passion for painting and drawing at a very early age. Having studied Fine Art at the University of Ulster, He graduated in 1987 with a first class BA Hons Degree followed by an MA Degree in 1988. Since graduating he has continued to explore his creative vocation and the increasing popularity of his work stems from his ability to appeal to a wide audience. McLearnonis also a full member of the Arts Society of Ulster who honoured his work with two awards in recent years.

McLearnons artwork consists of an ongoing analysis of his observations and interaction with time and place. Through the use of bold and courageous handling of paint, complimented by areas of tender tranquillity, these vibrant paintings convey a visual excitement with an emotional or even spiritual atmosphere. McLearnons paintings are created through a process of action and reaction, each image evolves through the exploration of form and space along with the influence of light to create intrigue and atmosphere. McLearnon also employs the energy of colour to add a visual poetry with the aim of making an emotive connection with the viewer.

Throughout his career he has produced many private and varied commissions including treasured portraits of loved ones for many clients. Early in his career, in collaboration with Mark Ainsworth, McLearnon was commissioned to produce two abstract paintings for the set of the BBC television drama “Monkeys” about John De Lorean. He continues to exhibit new work in various galleries and many of his paintings and drawings can be found in private collections throughout the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Canada, Australia and USA.

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