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Robert was born in 1947 in Murwillumbah, NSW and graduated with an Arts degree in Economics and a Diploma in Education from Newcastle University. He is one of Australia’s best known and accomplished impressionist painters. His artistic presence is firmly established in the United Kingdom and America. Widely travelled with studios in Suffolk (England), San Diego (USA), Southport (Australia) and Pattaya (Thailand). Robert’s paintings have been featured in the International Fine Art Collector (1992 and 1994). He was awarded the America’s Cup International Artist Gold Medal and the coveted Mystic Yachting Award in 1995. Robert’s rise to International fame began in Perth where he had a sell out exhibition and met the America’s Cup Team which went on to make Australian Yachting history. This led Robert to move to San Diego in 1991 to paint the America’s Cup battle and publish his second of several books of Australian paintings. In 1995 he again painted the Cup Race and won the prestigious Mystic International maritime painting competition. By that time Robert had established a firm presence in select U.S. galleries. About this time he had two more books published which led to his incredibly successful career in the U.S.A Robert gave seminars on painting and judged art competitions in Los Angeles and appeared on TV talk shows here and there. He worked between Australia and the U.S.A with galleries in Carmel, Boston, Aspen and Vail doing particularly well. Robert extended his paintings to the Thompson Galleries in London. Apart from authoring several books Robert threw his hat into film making and successfully produced a TV Series for Discovery HD called ‘A Splash of Colour’. He is renowned for his Outback horse scenes, full of action and unique Romantic paintings which are held in numerous corporate and private collections worlwide