Rob Poulton was born in England, and graduated from art at Medway College of Art in Kent. After a couple of years as a technical illustrator at an aircraft company, he started freelancing in South Africa and later moved to New Zealand where he managed the studio of a busy advertising agency.
Rob later moved back to freelancing producing a range of graphics for his clients in traditional methods. He now illustrates digitally, producing a full range of styles and subjects specialising in realism and retro art. He has recently returned to NZ from Melbourne where he worked for 10 years illustrating for clients in Australia and New Zealand.
Rob's skill set ranges from traditional to digital media, and he enjoys working in oils and watercolour for pleasure.
Place of Birth:
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Currently Living in:
Tauranga, New Zealand
Train, bus, bike, or other:
Bike and Car
What's the most important object in your studio?
Paper or Plastic?
If you could resurrect one no longer living person to have lunch with, knowing you will have to return them to the grave right after coffee, who would it be?
Leonardo Da Vinci
Preferred method of dealing with an encounter with an acquaintance whose name you can't remember.
Now how do you spell your name again?
Why don't you flip the tortoise over, Leon?
Not sure about that!!
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Not sure but I would ask him or her to see how fast they can say RED LEATHER YELLOW LEATHER quickly.
Favourite client so far?
The ones I have just been dealing with ZOO DESIGN.
Favourite imaginary client?
Ford Motor Co. in the 50s
How does your mother describe your profession?
You mean to say that is actually drawn and not a photo.
Coffee or tea?
What's your earliest drawing memory?
Lots of Doodling on my school exercise books
How do you prefer to spend your mornings?
Walking the dog, getting the paper and lingering over breakfast.
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