Mick Jagger and Ian McKellen just two of the faces hanging out at Royston Museum

17:02 22 January 2016

Royston artist Mike Dobson is exhibiting his work at Royston Museum. Mick Jagger

Royston artist Mike Dobson is exhibiting his work at Royston Museum. Mick Jagger

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A Royston artist will see his work go on show at the town’s museum on Saturday.

Royston artist Mike Dobson is exhibiting his work at Royston Museum. Self-protrait of the artistRoyston artist Mike Dobson is exhibiting his work at Royston Museum. Self-protrait of the artist

Mike Dobson’s paintings will be featured on the balcony gallery until the middle of March.

Mike was born in Scotland in 1944, as his father had a wartime posting north of the border, patching up damaged aircraft for the RAF.

When peace returned, the family returned to their South Yorkshire roots where Mike studied for two years at the Barnsley School of Art, before taking up a design course at Leicester College of Art & Design.

He qualified as a furniture designer and over the next 45 years went on to have a successful career designing products, graphics and buildings.

Royston artist Mike Dobson is exhibiting his work at Royston Museum.Royston artist Mike Dobson is exhibiting his work at Royston Museum.

When he retired he returned to his first love, painting and drawing, and has never looked back.

He’s a talented member of Royston Art Society, and his vibrant paintings of famous faces are very distinctive.

He often takes his inspiration from people he admires, including rock stars like Mick Jagger.

The exhibition at the museum in Lower King Street runs until Saturday, March 12.
The museum is open from 10am to 5pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday – find out more and see what else is coming up at the museum online at www.roystonmuseum.org.uk.

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