Robert's paintings provide a calming yet energising experience. They are purely abstract, unrelated to intellectual concepts or to the physical world. Without pre-planning his designs or even choosing the colour schemes, he simply follows his intuition. Works develop as appropriate additions to preceding layers are sensed and applied. The results are painterly, sometimes visually complex, but always restful, opening up a distinctly individual area within contemporary art.
Robert graduated with a degree in contemporary sculpture from the University of Northumbria, England, in 1995.
As an undergraduate he became dissatisfied with the conceptual-art bias of his institution and of the British art scene in general; he came to reject the view that intellectual cleverness was the natural, pre-eminent content of artworks and the criterion by which their success should be judged. Instead he strove to develop ways of directly and non-intellectually imparting an experience of life's transpersonal numinosity. He believes that this is the highest purpose to which art can aspire. It was this path that eventually led to his current abstract works.
Sculpting in wood and stone, he added self-taught figurative painting to his repertoire. His early works incorporated organic forms, folk art, portraits, and motifs from dreams.
In the late 90s Robert become a private student of the figurative abstract painter Riduan Tompkins, and produced his first abstract paintings. His mature works date from 2006, when, after a three-year break from painting, he began working on entirely intuitive, abstract artworks.