|More is Less & Small is BIG|
Rod, who also lived in the Netherlands for some time was able to have one-to-one tuition while living in Almelo, a town of approximately 72 000 people. It was only in May of this year, 2011, that Rod finally made the transition from tool-maker to full-time artist. Since then he has spent all his time behind the large shop window from where he can be seen from the street, painting at of his easel.
I spotted the little studio some months back and, ever curious and keen to meet a fellow artist, I turned the door knob one Saturday morning and introduced myself. Rod, who is of sight build and keen eye is a friendly and very helpful chap and I can guarantee that you will always find him ready to welcome you and open to talk about his work.
Rod has a very distinct style and gives great attention to detail. This I assume is a trait he developed from years of work machining items and components of incredibly accurate proportions and measurement. While I consider a tape measure with millimeters to be accurate, Rod's choice of measuring tool would be a micrometer, parameters too tight for an impressionists brush such as mine.
Rod is also a member of "the Hub", a group of local artists who meet regularly and who are seeking greater local and trans-local recognition. He is a member of the Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce and has a strong belief in local businesses and the role it plays in sustaining the area's character and prosperity.
If you are passing by and Rod is in, why not pop in for a visit, view his work and be inspired. Better sill, why not take a piece of his work home, you will find Rob's art well priced and affordable. There is simply nothing as good as an original work on your wall, l especially when you know the artist.