Born in Dorset, England
Lives & works in the Scottish Borders, Scotland
As a child Rob watched his grandfather, who would be absorbed in creating beautiful paintings and detailed drawings which Rob attributes to his close affinity with art. There is a magic, an alchemy that occurs when graphite is applied to paper, when paint touches canvas. Rob creates micro-worlds, proximate, intimate, that capture the connection between the inhabitants, their individual lives and shared experiences.
Whilst the architecture can be exquisite, and surrounding landscape beautiful, Rob finds that without people the painting feels incomplete.
“I have come to realise that people are the soul of a town, the spirit of a city, that gives it life”
Rob’s love of our capital, Edinburgh, has grown over the years, its magnificent Georgian architecture, the energy of the thriving festival – the world’s largest and its people, Rob’s extended family.