A 60-YEAR-OLD Mid-Cheshire College student has fulfilled a lifelong ambition - by holding an exhibition of his own artwork.
After first studying at London Road Studios in Northwich in the 1960s, Keith Robinson took up the New Horizons course for adult learners and a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design three years ago at the college’s Hartford campus.
Keith, who is terminally ill, had also dreamt of returning to his artistic roots throughout a industrial career working with resin materials.
“I began to see tools being made that inspired my artistic outlook, and I started to make sketches and small drawings to capture the mechanical shape,” said Keith. “My sculptures are the result of this experimental process.”
Keith did not complete the final year of the Foundation Diploma due to deteriorating health, but he has been honing his sculpturing skills in his own studio at home in Crewe.
An exhibition of his work is currently on display at the college’s new £3.5m creative arts building, and is open to the public until Friday, May 8.
Mid-Cheshire College’s art and design manager, Karen Rough, said: “It’s a real pleasure to help Keith arrange this exhibition back at college. I hope as many people as possible come along to see his wonderful sculptures.”