Robert attended Leeds Polytechnic School of Art in West Yorkshire UK, and obtained a Masters of Fine Art (Printmaking) from Camberwell College of Art and Design in London. He moved to New Zealand in 1996, and since this time he has exhibited his paintings, prints, and multi-media work regularly across the country.
Finalist Wallace Art Awards 2012
Finalist Parkin Drawing Prize 2017
Finalist Parkin Drawing Prize 2018
The focus of his practice in recent years has related to communication and pathways/connectors between starting and ending points, and the need for humans to classify and categorise to understand and be comfortable in the world.
Often the work references and utilises childhood games and/or humour, as a framework to explore these themes.