Robert is known nationally and internationally for his adventurous lifestyle, the tenacity with which he adheres to his commitment to ‘Direct Response’ (painting on location) and his Spartan lifestyle when traveling around Europe. He always works and lives in his famous ‘mobile studio’ van.
He was elected as an Associate of the RBSA in 1997 and as a Member in 1999.
Robert’s primary medium is painting. The range of Robert’s subject matter is vast, from his native Black Country to the concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the battlefields and tunnels of the First World War, the Alps, the Spanish Sierras and the pastoral landscapes of Northern France. He has several feature exhibitions available for hire to municipal and national galleries, particularly collections of landscape work featuring The Black Country, Battlefields sites of the First and Second World Wars.