Rob Pountney.. “My landscape art reflects my abiding interest in the South of England Wessex region and its rich array of natural, historical and archaeological features.
Much of my work focuses on diverse aspects of the Dorset landscape. Downlands, heaths river valleys, earthworks and barrows speak of time and contain visual paradoxes formed by constantly shifting perspectives between old and new, durability and instability, life and death.
My interest in Wessex grew during my study of Fine Art and later doctoral work in English Literature: in particular, Thomas Hardy’s verbal- visual representation of the Wessex landscape.
My drawings have been exhibited in private and public galleries, for example, the Dorset County Museum, Salisbury Museum and the Wiltshire Museum.
Public collections of my work include the Dorset County Museum, Wiltshire Museum, Yorkshire Arts Association and Bedfordshire Education Authority. My work is also in private national and international collections”.