Snowdrop Swathe 
Landscapes and seascapes
Edition number 50
Image size: H:33 cm x W:44 cm
Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:49 cm x W:61 cm x D:0.2cm
Please note that insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look
This swathe of snowdrops can be seen each year in February and March, almost like a carpet under the trees. The location is on the edge of a stately-home garden where thousands of snowdrops have been planted over the years. It being March, farmers are ploughing and preparing the ground for sowing seeds. The ever-present pheasants populate my work and pick their way between areas of this white carpet.
Rob Barnes, artist, is available for sale online and in our art gallery at Wychwood Art. Rob Barnes studied painting and printmaking at Hull College of Art and London University in the early 1960s. He taught etching, screen-printing, lino and related surface printmaking at Keswick Hall College in Norfolk. He later moved to the University of East Anglia, Norwich where he continued teaching in the School of Education until 2006. Presently he divides his time between printmaking and his other passion, playing the violin in local orchestras and for choral performances. In 2017 he began making a small number of sterling silver jewellery pieces following a course at West Dean, Sussex.
His artwork follows themes, such as light on water, or shadows in the landscape. Linocuts are hand-printed on an Albion press built by Harry Rochat printers’ engineers in the London borough of Barnet. This is a copy of a press by Ulmer and Sons 1854 but much improved in design and function. It may look Victorian, but was cast and finished in 2013 as press number 0007. Rob, stretching the truth, has called it ‘James Bond’. Living half a mile from the river Yare in Norfolk, I look out across the marshes in one direction and across open fields in the other. There are muntjac deer and hares in winter chasing across the fields opposite. As spring approaches, there are times when I could almost sell tickets for the display of hares chasing and competing. There can be as many as ten in the field and they can be surprisingly large. I see them as silhouettes against the light and they never stay still for long. Another passion is drawing old wooden boats, clinker-built and seen on the Suffolk coast at Southwold and Aldeburgh. To discuss any of Rob Barnes' works for sale please call 07799535765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org