'The Lustre of Gold'
An Exhibition of Gold and Silver Leaf Canvases by Robin Read
From Tuesday 15th August to Sunday 27th August 2006
Signal Arts is proud to present new works by artist Robin Walter Read.
Robin was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1961. He qualified as a banker but was never truly content in this job. The opportunity for change came with the resolve to leave South Africa because of political and social problems.
He and his family moved to Portugal in 1993. Here Robin found himself surrounded by artistic culture and his childhood passion was rekindled. He had not touched a brush in many years but being in such an atmosphere he decided to pursue his passion.
Essentially self-taught Robin's work displays a strong sense of individuality. He has exhibited widely in Portugal in both Group and solo shows. The majority of the work is painted on large canvases and carry various themes from nude to scenic to abstract. All pieces contain gold and silver leaf.