Inside Fair Lawn: Giclee Prints Featured at Pine Gallery
Wayne Robbins speaks to British artist and interior designer Sydney Roberts, whose fine art printmaking is on display at Fair Lawn Library's Pine Gallery through Oct. 31.
Photographs by fine artist and professional interior designer Sydney Roberts are on display at the Fair Lawn Library's Pine Gallery this September.
An exhibit featuring Roberts' prints, created in the giclee printmaking style that employs high-resolution inkjet printers, opened on Sept. 16 and will run through Oct. 31.
Roberts, who was born in Yorkshire, England, and now lives in Franklin Lakes, had his signature work, “The Great Falls,” in Paterson, presented to Barack Obama following the president's visit to Paterson last year in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.
Roberts' work, rooted in his romantic vision of the Impressionist school of art, employs both photo-realism and photo-impressionism styles. He lists 19th century British landscape artists John Constable and J.M.W. Turner among his primary influences.
Roberts' portfolio of giclees, which captures visions of England, France, Italy and the United States, has been displayed at many metropolitan area venues, including Art Expo in New York City. His image of the Presentation Window from the Lady Chapel at Saint Patrick’s College in Maynooth, Ireland was selected as the university’s 2009 Christmas card and circulated around the world.
Wayne Robbins attended Roberts' opening reception and spoke with the artist about his craft.