Barry Robson’s artistic career has spanned more than four decades. He has been the recipient of many awards including:
- New Zealand/Japan Student Exchange.
- First equal Castrol NZ Art Awards.
- Framework Gallery Trophy for Best Painting.
- Winner Open Award Invercargill Licensing Trust Art Awards.
- Best Landscape/Seascape Paraparaumu Rotary Art Awards.
- Work accepted for Save the Children Program.
- Winner of Heart of a Southlander Art Award.
- Winner of Environment Southland Art Award.
- Paintings published in Australian Artist Magazine.
- Best in show Paraparaumu Rotary Art Awards.
A sought-after tutor, he remains loyal to the tradition of painting en plein air – working directly from nature. A dedication to and celebration of the environment is intrinsic to his art.
He studied at Southland Technical Collage, 1963-66. Wellington Polytechnic School of Design, 1968-71. He tutored at The Learning Connexion School of Creativity and Art, Wellington, 2009-15.