Robert is a highly respected painter having had many, successful solo exhibitions in London, Harrogate, Newcastle, Scotland and Chicago, he has a solid following and is in demand for exhibitions North and South of the border. It’s not difficult to see why, his paintings capture the beauty of the white sandy beaches and the turquoise water of his beloved Western Isles and in particular the Island of Barra, where his father was born. These beautiful islands, made famous by the Scottish Colourists, will always be his chief inspiration and he returns there again and again.
Born in Glasgow in 1949, Robert studied at Glasgow School of Art in the late 1960’s. He was taught by three of the biggest names in Scottish painting, David Donaldson, Alexander Goudie and James Robertson. Following graduation he embarked on a career in art education finally retiring in 1995 to become a full-time painter and he never looked back.
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