Born in the Sussex village of Ditchling, Robert has been an artist for as long as he can remember. When at just four years old, he was given his first sable brush by an artist friend of his Grandparents who lived in the village, that friend was none other than Sir Frank Brangwyn. It was not until several years later, that he became aware of just how great an artist had taken an interest in him. Robert never really had the chance to know Sir Frank, as he died in 1956, but to this day, Robert is proof that small acts of kindness can have life long and profound affects on people, no matter how young. At the age of eight, Robert won first prize in one of the annual 'Look and Learn' art competitions, a pastel drawing of Impala.
Working mainly in pen and ink but now and again he produces the occasional oil or watercolour. Robert has developed his keen eye for detail which is obvious in his work. His first love is undoubtedly wildlife and particularly of the hunting world. Some of his most incredible works show the majesty of the highland wildlife, the proud monarch of the glen, the stag, the steadfast beauty and strength of the the working Highland Ponies or the fierce beauty of the Capercaillie, plus the wildlife of Africa.
This eye for detail however, has prompted several diverse commissions including military subjects, completing work for The Royal Navy and the RAF. Throughout his commercial work and travels Robert his art has aleways travelled with him. Grabbing every opportunity to learn about, sketch and observe the wildlife around him.
Robert's proudest moment came when he produced a prize commission for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Sadly Her Majesty never got to see it but it was delivered in December to become part of the Royal Colection and hung in the ballroom at Balmoral castle