Robin Borrett UKCPS Silver
I have spent my life always keen to draw, but my painting and illustration career really got underway via a scholarship to Derby Art School, later becoming the Joseph Wright Art School, in 1949. This was followed by 5 years in the Royal Air Force after which I became a project and development illustrator at Rolls-Royce Aero Engines. The focus of this role was predominantly engineering illustration requiring detail and accuracy of form and colour. I have worked freelance since 1970.
After working in such a technical environment for over twenty years the move to a more personal and expressive medium such as coloured pencil proved to make a very therapeutic change. This brought about a wonderful change of pace and style yet allowed me to apply the accuracy and detail disciplines that I had used illustrating aircraft engines.
I have used coloured pencils regularly since the eighties. During the early 80s I demonstrated Caran d'Ache pencils to art groups across the UK and have work available for viewing on gallery webs sites, as well as my own personal site. The majority of my work is commission based, usually for favourite horses, dogs, landscapes and buildings. Such commissions come from clients within the UK and internationally, some works of art being provided for clients as far afield as the USA and South Africa.
Over the last few years I've been fortunate enough to have had my work selected for the UK Coloured Pencil Society International Exhibition and pleased to have earned my Signature Certificate in 2006 as well as winning the UKCPS award in the "World of Coloured Pencil" exhibition held at the Derwent Pencil Museum.
Its not difficult to see that for me, Painting with Coloured Pencils is here to stay.