is a member of the prestigious Royal Society
of Marine Artists (R.S.M.A.). His work can be seen at
the Mall Galleries, London, at their annual exhibition and
with other members throughout the country, in marine related
work in London at the Mall Galleries, with the Royal Society
of Marine Artists (R.S.M.A.), the Royal Institute of Oil Painters
(R.O.I.) and previously at the Carisbrook Gallery, London
with the Guild of Aviation Artists (G.Av.A.).
In 1993 Robert exhibited for the first time with
the Royal Society of Marine Artists and in November 1997 he
was elected a member and was subsequently featured on Tyne
Tees Television's "A Day In The Life Of ..." series.
the current Archivist
for the Society.
It has been primarily
because of this exclusive membership that Robert's work hangs
in exhibitions with many of the country's leading artists
and has come to the attention of some prominent collectors,
which has enhanced his already established reputation.
Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire in 1949, Robert worked in
the Structural Engineering field as a Computer Aided Design
Manager until 1992 when he moved to Whitby, North Yorkshire
to paint full time. Since 2019, Robert lives in Cumbria.
Working in Watercolour,
Oil, and Pastel, Robert's inspiration is the challenge of
capturing light and atmosphere in a contemporary impressionistic
mainly landscape and coastal scenery, around his home in Cumbria
and on painting trips to North Yorkshire, Cornwall, the South
Coast, Wales, Scotland and further afield in Venice, Greece,
France and India.
Although primarily a landscape artist, Robert occasionally
paints interiors and figurative subjects. As always, Robert
strives to reproduce the quality of light in the chosen subject.
Robert holds Solo Exhibitions and occasionally demonstrates & tutors Workshops for Art Societies and painting groups in watercolours, oils and pastels.
first book, entitled Painting Boats & Coastal
Scenery was published by Crowood Press in August
2009 and Painting in Pastels in September
2010. Painting Landscapes in Oils was published
in February 2012. Signed copies are available from our secure
A regular contributer to The Artist Magazine,
his work has also been featured in several publications, including
The International Arrtist, The Artist
& Illustrator, Pratique des Arts,
Paint & Draw, Yorkshire Life,
Yorkshire Today, 'How to paint Watercolour
Landscapes from Photographs' and the Dalesman
to name but a few.
DVDs produced by Townhouse Films; 'Successful
Summer Landscapes In Watercolour', 'Painting Atmospheric Watercolour
Landscapes', 'Oil Sketching On Location'
and 'Atmospheric Coastal Watercolour Landscape' are available
from our online Shop