Original oil on canvas ‘The Timetable’ by Herefordshire artist Robert Palmer.
One of a series of paintings featuring clowns and jesters for an exhibition based on John Gays epitaph
“Life is a jest, and all things show it,
I thought so once but now I know it”
Image 59 x 86 cms unframed
Collect from gallery £750
Including UK delivery £800
Make haste to joy whilst able
That jester time is flying
Round and round the table
Tomorrow is for dying’
Artist Robert Palmer was born in Birmingham and studied graphic design and theatrical design at Birmingham College of Art.
After 8 years of working as an artist/designer in a Birmingham advertising studio, he became design director of Gavinbrook Design and Marketing, West Midlands. He resigned after 11 years for family reasons and continued his painting career from home for a series of solo exhibitions.
Robert lived in Kington from 1972 until the late 1980’s when he moved to the Deux Sevres area of France to continue his painting and, hopefully, complete a fantasy book for children and like – minded adults.
In 1994 he moved back to England and settled once again in Herefordshire where he continues to paint in oils , reflecting the corner of France which had been his home, plus his latest fantasies in watercolour on the popular “Bobbledo” theme.