Young artists at St Joseph’s College in Stoke-on-Trent saw their work exhibited alongside celebrated local master Rob Pointon at their own art exhibition.
The oil painter, based in the Burslem area, was the artist in residence for a day, discussing his work and career with the school’s hugely talented examination students.
Anne Turner, art teacher at St Joseph’s College, said: “The idea of a successful working artist can be quite alien to aspiring young artists, who think their passion may only ever be a hobby. But Rob’s art and career shows just what can be achieved and that you don’t have to live in London to achieve it.”
The show celebrated the artistic talent of all the Trent Vale Catholic high school’s artists from Year 7 through to A Level students.
Miss Turner added: “We encourage our students to be original and individual. We stretch their creativity by offering a wide range techniques and media, letting them experience, explore and develop their skills.
“We touch on all types of art, contemporary, modern plus more traditional art and subject our students to a varied selection of art, so they may themselves value and appreciate all types of art work. We feel very passionate and proud of our students achievements and want to share all their hard work with a wider audience, so parents and friends can view all the work displayed, all together in a relaxing environment.”
Mr Pointon said: “It was a privilege to discuss my work with these young inquiring minds. I am most interested in the illusion of space, and enjoy playing with dramatic viewing angles.”