Nature and conservation, a love of landscape and art, together with an appreciation for those who have truly lived and worked on the land, are the elements that Robert brings to his art.
Robert embarked on his artistic career at the age of 15, exhibiting at the Royal Academy of Art in London. He also began to create wild landscapes in reality, working with Sir Peter Scott at Slimbridge, as well as collaborating on the London Wetlands Centre and working with other leading conservation groups in the UK and elsewhere. This work led to presenting, writing and researching wildlife and nature projects with the BBC.
However, he was continually drawn back to his art. He continued his search to develop his painting techniques to celebrate the beauty of the landscape around us, while his physical and practical work on the land imbued his art with its quality today.
His one-man touring exhibitions in the 1990s were introduced and presented by HRH The Prince of Wales and supported by leading conservation figures, including Sir David Attenborough and Dr David Bellamy.