Gerald Roberts

square circles
square circles

acrylic on canvas, 2007

32 x 25 cm

Gerald H. Roberts was born in Adelaide, South Australia. While still in grammar school he decided he wanted to become an artist and, against his parents' wishes, started working as a junior in the advertising office of a major department store, simultaneously attending Adelaide art school.

A short time later he left his home town to see the world, and has since spent most of his professional life as either art director or creative director of advertising agencies in Australia, New Zealand, England, France and Spain.

He was talented and lucky enough to work on many major accounts, such as Cadbury’s, Revlon, Club Med, Winston, Fiat, De Beer’s and the Thyssen Museum. He has won a number of international awards for his work, including AMPE (Spain), Cannes Festival (France,) CLIO (USA), Eurobest (UK), FACTS (Australia) and MAX Awards (USA).

Despite his evidently non-Iberian roots, his all-encompassing creative flair won him a commission from the Spanish government to create a unique book on one of the country’s most emblematic treasures, the Carthusian horse.

Throughout his career he managed to keep some spare time for his real passion, and since giving up advertising work has devoted himself wholly to his painting, both acrylics and watercolours. His work has been exhibited at the Sanzspace Gallery in Madrid and Mediart Gallery in Paris.