Originally from Teesside, Robert studied and worked in London for over 25 years before moving to Wales. As well as a successful career in art and design education, he has exhibited widely and won various awards, including the NatWest art writing prize, Hunting Group Awards, National Open Art Competition and was a finalist in the Jerwood Drawing Prize. His work is in various private and corporate collections.
Robert’s paintings combine his love of Spanish and Italian still life painting traditions and Modernist colour, light and space to explore the ever-present beauty that can often be overlooked in everyday life. Inspired by Eastern philosophy, Robert depicts the everyday to reveal the essential, mysterious and universal and creates a sense of balance and clarity.