Bob Last MSIAD PS
Studied at Sutton School of Art, gaining an NDD in Illustration and Lithography.
Then came the shock of the new – two years National Service! During that time I was able to attend Norwich Art School, where I did life drawing and pottery. I also painted many murals in the Officer’s mess, so have good memories of those two years.
Back home I went freelance, did some part time teaching and married a student I had been with at Art School! One of my working contacts asked me to join his London based exhibition Design Unit. I worked there for three years and it was during this period, in 1962, that I was awarded my Membership of the Society of Industrial Artists and Designers.
Returning to freelance design, for the next thirty-five years I had work displayed all over the world - with major companies such as Shell International, Royal Doulton, BP America, Racal Electronics, Gibbs, De Beers, British Plastics, Pearsons and many more. In truth I never had to look for work, it all came from recommendation.
I became a member of the Pastel Society in 2001, then a council member and was elected and stood as Vice President from 2008-2011.
Royal Institute of Oil Painters
Royal Institute of Watercolours
Summer Exhibition RA
Sculpture for St Mary Magdalene Church, Cowden, Kent.
Member – The Pastel Society UK