Number of painters: 177
Last update: Sunday Jan 7, 2018
Robert studied illustration at Swindon College and at Kingston-upon-ThamesSchool of Art. A lifelong love of Cornwall and the sea irresistibly drew him to leave London on graduation and apply his painting skills to the inspiration he found here. Since doing so he has fast developed a distinctive style in which the influence of his favourite painters Vermeer and Edward Hopper can be clearly seen. His still lifes have a dark intensity and quietude in the Dutch tradition and his landscapes and figures draw upon the atmospheric stillness of Hopper.
Requiring huge patience and technical ability, few young painters achieve the detail and competence that Robert shows in his work. He has the maturity and traditional skills necessary to enable him to depict light and tone with authority, without being simply photographic. His tender and thoughtful approach is reflected in all his work.Despite his relatively new career as a full time painter, Robert’s reputation for work of a very high quality has deservedly grown.
Source: The Waterside Gallery