Geoff Rollinson

Geoff Rollinson has been a constant exhibitor at Beckstones Art Gallery for around thirty years during which time he has established a wide collector base. Born in Lancashire in 1946, Geoff Rollinson attended Bolton College of Art before becoming Gamekeeper on Lord Sefton’s Estate which gave him the opportunity to study birds and other wildlife and their habitats in all seasons at close quarters. Geoff Rollinson is a keen ornithologist and his paintings portray the most accurate and minute detail in his treatment of birds, wildlife and natural foliage, his material being collected straight from the field whenever possible. Geoff Rollinson is best known for his paintings of birds, mammals and flowers. His preferred media are acrylic or gouache which enable him to achieve the fine detail for which he is known. Geoff Rollinson’s work has been widely published, and he has won many awards..His paintings are in private collections throughout the UK, the USA, South Africa and Europe.

Geoff’s recent achievements include a royal commission for Her Majesty The Queen which was presented in 2012. The commission had to be no bigger than A3 as there was limited space in the helicopter in which The Queen and Prince Philip were travelling. Geoff recalls: “I was specifically asked to paint a scene from the Hodder Valley so I chose the Inn at Whitewell as the Queen likes to visit there when she is in Lancashire. But, I decided to paint it from a different angle – downstream from the River Hodder looking up at the back of the inn.” When presented with the acrylic and watercolour painting titled 'The Inn at Whitewell on the River Hodder Dridge Pool' The Queen initially looked a little puzzled. “I explained where it was and as soon as she realised it was the Inn at Whitewell, she smiled saying, ‘Oh, I should have recognised it!’ I heard her ask the Duke of Edinburgh if he had seen the painting. She beckoned him over to come and see it and she explained to him where it was saying it had been painted from the Hodder. He asked me all sorts of questions about the river and the different mediums I use in my work. Meeting them both was lovely – it’s not something that happens every day!”

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