Born and bred in Lincolnshire Robert now lives in south Wales. An alumnus of 'The Prince of Wales's Institute of Architecture' (1994-95), Robert is largely self-taught. His influences are eclectic but his main sympathies are with English Romanticism and Neo-Romanticism, seeing Romanticism as a long and continuing, if not defining, thread in the culture of the British Isles. He draws particular influence from the such artists as Samuel Palmer, F L Griggs and John Piper. His current work reflects his deep interest in our material and spiritual culture, particularly of the Pre-Modern period. Not surprisingly, as one who has worked in architecture ( he worked on the completion of the cathedral at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk - the last Gothic Revival building in Britain) Robert's paintings contains a lot of buildings. In his work Robert develops the symbolic and spiritual meaning of architecture, often exploring the world of the Renaissance architectural thesis (particularly the work of Sebastiano Serlio,) with their implicit esoteric value system, through the visual language of Neo-Romanticism.
Traditional Architecture Group 'Salon des Refuses Exhibition', Art Workers Guild/2018