Rob has painted since he was a child under the tutelage of his artist grandmother. He attended Aberystwyth University, graduating with first-class honours before winning a bursary to study at The Royal Drawing School in London. On graduation in 2005, he was awarded the school’s Drawing Prize. He has enjoyed an increasingly successful career as a professional artist ever since. Painting entirely en plein air, he is best known for his large scale, wide-angle perspectives that burst with life and movement.
Based in South Cheshire, Rob travels widely in search of inspiration and can often be spotted painting in the streets of our major cities. His commissions have taken him all over the world; a residency with Manchester Airport saw him outside Beijing painting on the Great Wall of China. His reputation for capturing live formal occasions was key to his residency with the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, but has also led him to record the Royal Gala Dinner to celebrate the conservation of the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. HRH The Prince of Wales unveiled a 24 foot oil painting by Rob in the Council Chamber, Stoke-on-Trent, commissioned to commemorate 100 years of the federation of the six towns.
His work is held in the private collection of HRH The Prince of Wales and also hangs in the permanent collection of the Admiral's House at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, Chatsworth House, Bakewell; and Weston Park, Shropshire.
Rob is a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Manchester Academy of Fine Arts, and the British Plein Air Painters Group.