Born in 1964, Robert graduated from Sunderland University in 1998 with a Diploma in Fine Art. He is currently living and working in Northumberland. Robert’s work sells successfully in galleries throughout England and Scotland. His paintings are in private collections throughout the United Kingdom as well as in Australia and New Zealand.
Never afraid to use colour, his work explores both composition and expression, yet always maintains his painterly approach.
"I describe my work as ‘Painting Nature’, as a direct response to my immediate surroundings; exploring colour, composition and expression yet maintaining the very traditions of British painting. Making sketches as well as my own visual notes, I paint intuitively and expressively with bold sweeping brushstrokes that sum up whole passages of the landscape before me. Painting on location and in the studio, I often rework paintings intuitively to produce a completed work."
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2019 Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk, North Yorkshire
2018 Old School Gallery – Alnmouth, Northumberland
2018 The Line Gallery – Linlithgow
2017 Junction Art Gallery – Woodstock, Oxfordshire
2016 EDS Gallery –Edinburgh
2015 Lime Tree Gallery, Long Melford
2014 Tallantyre Gallery, Morpeth
2013 Denise Yapp, Monmouth, Wales
2011 Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2011 Bianco Nero Gallery, North Yorkshire
2010 Lime Tree Gallery, Long Melford
2008 Painting Light, Bianco Nero Gallery, Stokesley, Teeside
2007 Pinfold Gallery, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria
2006 Painting Light, Bianco Nero Gallery, Stokesley, Teeside
2006 Painting Nature, Tallantyre Gallery, Morpeth, Northumberland
2004 Landscapes, The Line Gallery, Linlithgow, Scotland
2003 New Horizons, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne
2001 The Dial Gallery, Warkworth, Northumberland