Born Melbourne. Rob began painting watercolours at Ku-ring-gai Arts Centre during the 1980's with Owen Thompson, and at the Royal Art Society of New South Wales with Frederic Bates OAM. He has a degree in Geography and this informs his analysis of and appreciation for the landscape.
Rob visited Normandy in France in 2003, and this experience led to his solo exhibition with the theme of the fisherman of Honfleur, France.
He is a passionate traveller and has taken numerous groups through China including a watercolour tour in 2010 along the Silk Road, China. Rob has led many other watercolour tours including
2019 an artist tur through Thailand
2018 an artist tour through India
2017 an artist tour through Vietnam and Cambodia
2015 an artist sketchbook tour through the Balkans
finishing in Venice is leaving in September
2014 an artist tour along the Silk Road China
2013, an artist's sketchbook tour through Turkey.
2012 Tibet Lhasa, Xian and a cruise along the Yangtze River.
2010 art tour along Silk Road China
Rob is the current President of the Watercolour Society of Victoria ( 2019- ).
He has been a featured artist in the Australian Artist magazine most recently in 2012.
He has been a featured artist in the Australian Artist magazine(October 1996, June 2002, September 2004 and November 2005). The most recent of these essays examined his painting from Tuscany.
Member of the
Australian Watercolour Institute since 2005,
Associate Member of the Royal Art Society of NSW
Watercolour Society of Victoria
Victorian Artist Society
Rob has judged many art shows including Camberwell Art Show, Victoria and the
Lane Cove Art Society, NSW