Rob Pointon


Rob Pointon is a UK Plein Air artist whose understanding of drawing can be seen at the core of his work, although he now works predominantly in oils.

Rob is currently the International Artist in Residence with the Manchester Airport Group, travelling the world creating exciting and much sought after bodies of work from locations such as Hong Kong, New York, and Qatar.

The relationship with Norwich and Mandell’s Gallery began when Rob was touring European Cathedrals in 2014 and has continued very successfully throughout the last three years.

In 2016 Rob Pointon was the winner of the prestigious Howarth Prize at the Mall Galleries, London and in addition, awarded the Winsor & Newton Artist Award at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition.


Mandell’s Gallery – Rob Pointon Solo Exhibition 2017 from Karen Pointon on Vimeo.



2004 – 2005 ‘The Drawing Year’, Postgraduate, The Royal Drawing School (formerly Prince’s Drawing School), London
2001 – 2004 Fine Art BA (1st Class), University of Wales, Aberystwyth


MAFA – Manchester Academy of Fine Arts (May 2016 -)
RBSA – Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (Apr 2016 -)
SSA – Staffordshire Society of Artists (Nov 2010 -)

Recent Exhibitions

Exhibited with New English Art Club (2017)
Exhibited with The Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI 2016)
SOLO – Manchester Airport with Qatar Airways, The Hilton, Manchester (2016)
SOLO – Urban Dynamism, Colourfield Gallery, Poynton (2016)
Exhibited with New English Art Club (2016)
SOLO – New York & Paris, The Upper House, Staffordshire (2016)
SOLO – Manchester Airport Chinese New Year Exhibition with Cathay Pacific Airline (Feb 2016)
Exhibited with New English Art Club (Haworth Prize), Mall Galleries, London (2015)
Exhibited with The Royal Society of Oil Painters (ROI 2015)
SOLO – The Midland Hotel, Manchester with Colourfield Gallery (2015)
Exhibited with The Royal Society of Oil Painters (ROI 2014)

Public Collections

Four oil paintings on permanent display at The Admirals House at The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich including a depiction of The Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the Thames
Two oil paintings in the collection at Weston Park, Shropshire
24’ x 6’ Oil Painting on permanent display in the Council Chamber, Stoke-on-Trent, commissioned to commemorate 100 years of the federation of the six towns
Drawing in the personal archive of HRH The Prince of Wales
Drawing in private collection of Duchess of Devonshire Chatsworth

Awards and Honours

Winsor & Newton Artist Award, ROI Annual Exhibition 2016

Winner of the Haworth Prize, New English Art Club 2016

3rd Prize, Buxton Spa Prize, 2016

2nd Prize, ROI Paint Live Competition, Dec 2015

2nd Place People’s Choice, Buxton Spa Prize, 2015

Buxton Festival Choice Prize, Buxton Spa Prize, 2015

1st Prize Winner £1000, Staffordshire Open, Shire Hall Gallery (2014)

Regional Artist Award £500, Halls Fine Art Open, Weston Park (Aug 2011)

Visitors Choice Prize, Staffordshire Open, Shire Hall Gallery (2011)

24ft Oil Painting unveiled by HRH Prince of Wales to commemorate Stoke-on-Trent Centenary celebrations

Open 09 1st Prize Winner, Newcastle Borough Museum & Art Gallery

Young Artist Award from The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) 2006

Awarded Winsor & Newton Prize for British Museum work 2005

Awarded Drawing Prize (Royal Drawing School) 2005

Awarded bursary ‘The Drawing Year’ study at The Royal Drawing School 2004–05


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