We are lucky enough to have some original paintings by the talented Rp Roberts in our new Chalet Doyen.
Rp Roberts is a British landscape artist and his work has caught the attention of several large brands and companies within the worldwide outdoor industries, such as Protect Our Winters (environmental charity), the British Mountaineering Council and Jones Snowboards.
We have always been a huge fan of Rp Roberts and his art and so we are super stoked to have 2 of his paintings on display in the gorgeous Chalet Doyen. The large paintings were commissioned by the private owner and are displayed pride of place on the top level of the chalet, where they compliment the mountain panorama that surrounds the chalet.
The paintings are of the local peaks; Pointe de Ressachaux and Mont de Grange, which can both be viewed from the chalet. And we recently caught up with the talented artist to find out more about them…
- Were you given much of a brief for the commissioned paintings?
I had a few conversations with chalet owner about what sort of thing she’d like. Firstly we decided on the size and dimensions, as they were painted with those exact spots in mind. Then the decision was made that the colours should tie in with some of the fabrics and colours used in the chalet. We then did loads of research in to recognisable peaks in the region, and I prepared some sketches of the peaks I thought would work well in those colours and at those dimensions. I wanted them to sit nicely together as a pair in that spot in the chalet.
- What sort of paint did you work with for these?
For these I used a micture of acrylic, acrylic ink and water based spray paint, to give some depth and texture to the darker areas in the sky and the base of the paintings.
- What other exciting projects do you have going on currently?
I’m working on a series of paintings that I hope to have out as prints soon, and I’ve also just been over to ISPO to launch the new Jones snowboard graphics and T-shirts I’ve got coming out with them next season.
- Will we see you in Morzine anytime soon?
I doubt I’m going to make it over to catch the end of the season, but I wouldn’t rule out a summer visit, as its a cracking area any time of the year.
And we certainly hope to see Rich in Morzine soon!
You can find out more about RP Roberts and his work on his website and we highly recommend checking his online shop in case you want some original artwork for your own home!
Or keep up to date with his latest work on his social media pages:
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If you want to get your hands-on one of these, ask our chalet staff in resort or pop us an email anytime!
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