Robin moved to Cornwall in 1981 where the lack of a studio led him to paint in the plain air tradition out of necessity. Studying environmental science at university gave him a deeper understanding of the world he painted and and also led him to travel to France and Switzerland painting all the time. In 2006 he returned to Cornwall where the variety of form, colour and mood, where land meets sea continues to inspire him.
Robin’s work is bright with freedom – he believes in applying paint in a natural way to express the nature it represents. By adopting a variety of techniques and subjects he feels his artist sense has become more attuned, and he has thus avoided becoming branded as some artist may. He embraces new subjects and learns through discovery taking risks and spending hours painting for paints sake to master his technique.