Rob Pittam

Rob in constantly working on new paintings, so do also contact the gallery to be kept informed.

Rob studied illustration at Swindon College and at Kingston-on-Thames School of Art. He lived in London until 2005 but was increasingly drawn towards the sea so settled in Cornwall to paint full-time. Since doing so he has developed a distinctive style in which the contrasting influences of his favourite painters Johannes Vermeer and Edward Hopper are clearly evident. His still lifes have a dark intensity and richness in the Dutch tradition and yet his landscapes and figures draw upon the surreal and polished style of Hopper. Despite his relatively new career as a full-time painter, Rob's reputation as a fine artist of real dedication and technical ability has grown apace.

Rob works in a classical technique using the translucency of acrylic paint, over a pencil drawing and monochrome underpainting on gessoed board, to build up tonal depth through multiple glazes of colour.

A distinctive painter of eerily timeless images, Rob’s paintings are at once vintage artefacts and contemporary artworks. His technical facility he owes to a training in illustration, it is a sad fact that if he had enrolled on a fine art course in one of our major art schools in the last 40 years he wouldn’t have learned to paint like this.


Rob Pittam

Bass and Anchor


Rob Pittam

Bottle with Goose Barnacles