rob fairley

makula
oil on linen
30 x 24 cm
£590
gently drifting ice crystals
ink drawing
50 x 72 cm
£1200
buzz
pencil drawing
22 x 18 cm
£125
the streets of the crimea
coloured pencil
52 x 72cm
£1950
khumbu, nepal
oils
25 x 30cm
£580
southeast from the ama dablam
Sold
oils
25 x 30cm
£580
girl from manang
Sold
coloured pencil
20 x 14cm
£200
hand 1&2
pencil drawing
30 x 24cm
£200
structure drawings of hand 3&4
pencil drawing
30 x 24cm
£200
structure drawings of hand 5&6
pencil drawing
30 x 24cm
£200
structure drawings of hand 7&8
pencil drawing
30 x 24cm
£200
the fairy girl
watercolour and ink
20 x 14cm
£350
swyambbanath figure I
Sold
watercolour
25 x 37cm
£410
dawn, base camp annapurna III
oil on canvas
40 x 30 cm
£600
young nepalesian girl
pencil sketch
21 x 14 cm
£250
...after you work with....
coloured pencil
15 x 21 cm
£395
boy near ghoropani
watercolour
42 x 24 cm
£650
gull
watercolour
9 x 13 cm
£350
...with the invisible crocodile...
coloured pencil
22 x 29 cm
£650
...paints with elephants...
coloured pencil
34 x 23 cm
£650
looking south annapurna
oil on canvas
24 x 30 cm
£600
the sentinel
oil on canvas
24 x 30 cm
£600
a cacophony of marks...
ink drawing
26 x 39 cm
£450
a further cacophony of marks...
ink drawing
26 x 39 cm
£450
ardnish
ink drawing
26 x 39 cm
£450

biography

Fairley was born in 1953 and educated at Edinburgh College of Art. After college he moved to the Scottish west coast port of Mallaig.

This he 'shared' with the American painter Jon Schueler though the younger man never found the courage to knock on the seniors door. A fact he now deeply regrets!

He moved from Mallaig to the island of Shona Beag in 1975, where he lived what has been described an 'hermetic' existence, living as much as possible off the land and from the sea and making ephemeral land based work. This work recorded, for the most part, in pinhole camera images (the camera often being made from animal carcases) was not exhibited until 2011 when the Resipole Gallery mounted a retrospective of his 'Early Work.'

All his work is based on the land and although very often it is not topographical it always relates in some way to the landscape and the weather, geology, stories, traditions, songs, myths that this encompasses and what has been called the 'terra incognito' of the human mind' that is influenced by it.

Since 1994 he has been very involved with 'Room 13', which facilitates the work of young artists alongside a professional 'artist-in-residence', providing a studio based forum for an exchange of ideas, skills and experience for 'adults of all ages'.

He has been represented by the Open Eye Gallery since 1982, and the Resipole gallery since 2010.