Born in East Africa, Geoffrey studied at Bournemouth College of Art in the 1960s. His professional painting career began in 1990, at a seminal moment, after many months spent filming and editing a video documentary about the eminent artist, Gillian Ayers. With her encouragement, and the legacy of the St Ives School as inspiration, Geoffrey set out to paint seriously.
In 2001, he was selected as an ‘Invited Artist’ at the Discerning Eye exhibition at The Mall Galleries in London, and in 2004 he and his work were featured in an ITV Meridian documentary. Over the years, Geoffrey’s work has been exhibited widely including galleries and art fairs across the UK, as well as Nantucket Island and New Zealand.
The author, art critic and artist, Peter Davies, says of Geoffrey’s work:
‘The eclecticism of post-modern culture is present in a distinctive stylistic composite, which has the look of originality as well as of retro familiarity. However much Robinson’s art pays homage to the 1950s, it reflects both the subsequent era of popular culture and design in which he grew up, and the years he spent as a commercial artist, musician and composer before he was finally able to paint full time.’
Geoffrey says of his own work:
‘My approach to painting has always been to look inside myself, rather than to interpret what goes in through my eyes. I make the paintings I want to see. To look inside one’s self is to find memories of other art, dreams, poetry, pleasing rhythms and colour. Everything is abstract when you look inside yourself.’
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