Contemporary artist Robert Owen Bloomfield is known for his contemporary landscape paintings. His work captures a profound sense of isolation and leaves space for the viewer’s imagination to work its own magic. Here, we spend a day in the life of Robert Owen Bloomfield, from morning dog walks to moonlighting as a tour guide.
The first thing that happens to me in the morning is my dog waking me up for his walk. That's normally around 6am but it's my favourite time. The walk gets me ready for the day and when I do most of my thinking and planning. Then I have coffee and breakfast and watch the news.
It's a tricky thing to pin down how I got into art. I never studied art and did not really start painting till my late teens. I was always creative as a kid but I think my first painting was a gift to my mum for mother's day. I really enjoyed painting and just did it as a hobby for many years.
An arty day for me is pretty simple. I take the bus to my studio. I love sitting on the upper deck just daydreaming. A lot of my ideas come during that time. Always sit with my sketch book. I then grab a coffee before I go into the studio and crack on with my work.
My most memorable time was doing my first art fair. It felt like the first day at school or the start of a new job. I learned a lot from that experience too and shaped what I do today.
I think the loneliness of it. Which has really been preparing me for this time we are in now. If I spend a few days at the studio then the only people I will see is the bus driver or McDonalds' staff.
For me this is very simple. Just creating art. That's it, I love to paint.
If I have been in the studio all day I tend just to go home and grab some food. Maybe have a cheeky beer or two.
I would be a tour guide or something in that field, that's the job I gave up when I became a full time artist and it's a job I still dip into now and again because it's so much fun.
To learn more about Robert's work and to discover his artworks, head over to his artist collection page, found here.