The Fylingdales Group of Artists
122 Coach Road,
Sleights, Whitby, YO22 5EQ.
Tel: 01947 811225
Robert is a member of the prestigious Royal Society of Marine Artists (R.S.M.A.). His work can be seen at the Mall Galleries, London, at their annual exhibition and with other members throughout the country, in marine related shows.
He has shown and sold works in London at the Mall Galleries, with the Royal Society of Marine Artists (R.S.M.A.), the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (R.O.I.)
In 1993 Robert exhibited for the first time with the Royal Society of Marine Artists and in November 1997 he was elected a member and was subsequently featured on Tyne Tees Television's "A Day In The Life Of ..." series.
It has been primarily because of this exclusive membership that Robert's work has come to the attention of some prominent galleries, where his work hangs with many of the country's leading artists, which should further enhance his already established reputation.
Born in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire in 1949, Robert worked in the Structural Engineering field as a Computer Aided Design Manager until 1992 when he moved to Whitby, North Yorkshire and became a full time painter.
Working in Watercolour, Oil, and Pastels, Robert's main inspiration is the challenge of capturing light and atmosphere in a modern impressionistic style.
He paints, mainly landscape and coastal scenery, around his home in North Yorkshire, or on painting trips including ,Cornwall, the South Coast, Wales, Scotland and further a field in Venice, Holland, France, Corfu, India or anywhere where there is an opportunity to portray nature and her moods.
Robert’s first book, ‘Painting Boats & Coastal Scenery’ explains many aspects of painting the coast, from creeks and tidal rivers to bustling beach scenes, boats and harbours, with a strong emphasis on light, mood and atmosphere. Using Watercolour, Oil and Pastel, it looks in detail at the painting process and encourages both novice and experienced artists, to try & capture the drama and beauty of the coastline.
The book demonstrates the importance of light and how to create harmony, tone and colour, with emphasis on drawing, sketching and plein-air painting. There are many 'Step by Step' demonstrations with instruction on painting water and skies, as well as coastal scenes & advice on painting trips in Britain & abroad.
Listed in the current addition of 'Who's Who in Art' Robert’s work is featured in many books & other publications, including ‘How to paint Watercolour Landscapes’. The Artist & Illustrator, The Artist and Yorkshire Life & the Dalesman.
Robert gives tuition in Watercolour, Oil & Pastel to groups of Art Society students & private tuition at his Home Studio in Sleights.