Robin is one of the UK's most exciting figurative artists.
His stunning contemporary nudes and female figures are
painted exclusively in oils, and many of his techniques
and methods are classical in execution. There is a
strong sense of modernity in his work however, which
originates in his rich use of contextual colour and his
playful approach to perspective. His detailed figures are
placed against bold blocks of colour set at interesting
planes and angles, which introduces a feeling of
energy and warmth.
Despite his formal art education Robin describes himself
as a self-taught painter. While his compositions are
clearly contemporary in style, they are firmly rooted in the
rich tradition of European figurative painting. His
fascination with this genre has led him to cite a range of
influences, from the beautiful dancers of Edgar Degas to
the formal elegance of John Singer Sargent's portraits.
Robin was born in Nottinghamshire. After completing an
Art and Design Foundation course at Clarendon College,
Nottingham, he moved to Cornwall where he embarked
on a BA Honours Degree course in Illustration at
Falmouth College of Arts. He now lives and works in
Robin has been a full time artist for several years,
and his work has been shown to great acclaim
across the UK.