Mark Robinson. Official Artist at the Dubai Festival City Challenge Tour Grand Final hosted by Al Badia Golf Club - By InterContinental
Mark Robinson is the Official Artist at this year's European Challenge Tour Final. The finale to this year's Challenge Tour will be hosted by Al Badia G C in Dubai by Inter Continental. Mark will be painting various views in Watercolours and Acrylics from Wednesday 30th Oct- Sunday 3rd Nov. " I'm really looking forward to the tournament. Many of the main Tour's Stars came through the Challenge Tour and if you want to follow the next generation of golfing heroes, make your way to Festival City and Al Badia.". This also help sharpen my eye in and gets me in the mood for the D P World Tour Championship next month. I'm looking to capture the raw euphoria of victory in a crowd and player moment, not pretty club house paintings". Mark is the Official Artist for the Race to Dubai Finale also.
"Just to correct recent articles. I am Northern Irish, not English. I don't use photographs to paint my landscapes whilst at the Tournament, I use my eyes when painting En Plein Air. I use multiple photos that I've taken of people in the crowds as reference for painting into the final landscape, that way it's a true mixture from the four days. I take a photo of the victorious golfer too. Photo reference is also used for the swing portraits, painted in the studio. Pretty difficult to paint a golf swing in a split second. Hope this clears it up." Mark Robinson Nov 2013
Just spent the evening with some very nice golfing nuts and Pete Cowen. Thank you very much to our host, Nick Tarrat. It was a very enjoyable Fish and Chip Supper get together at Arabian Ranches, Dubai. Pete was in fine form and it was great to chat with Bill Longmuir, Buddy, Chris, Alan et all.
Prior to the evening I was commissioned to paint a portrait of Peter. I presented it to him after his fantastic insight into all things Golf. The painting will be on show at the DP World Tour Championship Exhibition from the 14th-17th November. After which it will be delivered to Mr Cowen.