Rob studied for his degree at Bradford University in Graphic Design and Illustration. With its rich heritage of textiles, Bradford became a large influence in Rob’s work.
Now his inspiration comes from the dramatic architecture and moody landscapes found in and around the North West. Heavily influenced by graphic design and textile design, typeface and stitching often sit side by side with more traditional media, creating uniquely abstract pieces. His mixed media paintings incorporating paint, print, texture & lines of stitching, offer atmospheric interpretations of Peak District landscapes and these are complemented by dramatic paintings of the urban landscape. The vibrant cityscapes of Manchester vividly depict the energy and drama of living and working in a metropolis. There’s a sense of immediacy, but links with the past are also evoked by the juxtaposition of Victorian buildings and modern architecture.
Rob is fast building a reputation as one of the most exciting contemporary artists in the North West. Taking commissions from Old Trafford Cricket Ground and Manchester United FC. He had a sculpture installation in 2014 in London, as part of celebrations for the ‘Year of the Bus’ and has won first (2015) and second prizes (2014) in the Buxton Spa Prize Art Competition.