Piece by Rev. Anne Pilkington

With the dawning of this Love
and the voice of this Calling
we shall not cease from exploration
and the end of all our exploring
will be to arrive where we started
and know the place for the first time.
T. S. Eliot

Rob’s paintings call us to a journey of exploration. They chalenge us and inspire us to see the Divine in new and exciting ways…and to see the glory of God in the ordinary. Rob’s paintings are bold and have the habit of taking you by surprise. There are powerful colours and more than the occasional flash of light, and although primarily Rob is a portrait painter, he is much more than that. The beauty of creation figures much in his paintings – flowers, plants, trees, birds and urban landscapes – all of them are there waiting for us to discover something of God and something of ourselves in them. They are symbols inviting us to explore and be enriched by exploring.

Enjoy the journey!

Rev. Anne Pilkington
Christ Church,
West Didsbury,

Autumn 2010.