Exhibiting On Stand / Berth Nos
I was born in 1962 and studied graphic design. I have been working as a professional artist since 1987. My work was previously exhibited in my own dedicated galleries in Guildford, Surrey, England (1987-2012) and Kings Road, Chelsea, England (2000-2005). In 2012 I decided to spend more time dealing with clients individually rather than in a retail gallery environment. I supplied galleries throughout the UK and the US (1990-2010) and exhibited at art fairs; London (Design Centre), Manchester, Dublin, Newcastle and the Affordable Art Fair, as well as the New York Art Expo. My work has been purchased by many individuals, companies and institutions including Tag Airport (Farnborough), Manchester United and HSBC.
As I have said I now like to interact with each client on a one to one basis. Everything I create is a one off I am not keen on prints they work well in some cases but although people have tried they have been unable to produce a reasonable copy of one of my Pieces. Until now my clients have met me at shows or in person at my galleries. Time moves on fast and I found myself unable to cope with the amount of requests I was receiving. This website has helped me concentrate my efforts and has been the correct path to take. During my time in the gallery space I was a master framer. I still find it hard to let go so every morning at five I prepare canvasses for the forthcoming projects.
I save some money by buying in bulk that way you can buy the best materials for a small percentage more than basic materials. I have my paints made every 3 months and alter the tones to keep my work fresh. At each stage there is only me. When it comes to the work I employ no-one else now. It is much simpler.
I paint every day of the year and have done for over 25 years. I am well practised in listening to people and putting what is in my head onto canvas.I enjoy my work. This seems obvious but it has helped me carve a niche in a competitive world. As I no longer have the overheads I once had ( gallery rent rates staff) I am able to be very competitive with regards to price.
Commissioning a piece of art by Robin is a simple process.
With over 25 years experience as an artist I have learnt to keep things simple.
I never miss a deadline. I still provide commissioned work for individuals and companies who I have worked with for 25 years.