Colour is all-important in Robin’s work. When he looks at the world, it is colour and movement that excites him the most: the glint and flicker of light through trees, sunlight on shingles, evening sunsets, fairgrounds, harbours, etc. His work is both representational and abstract.
The representational works evoke atmosphere and space through gesture and colour. They are a visual equivalent, rather than a depiction, and aim to communicate something of the sensations evoked in me by what he sees.
The more abstract paintings concentrate on the relationships between colours. In them, Robin is trying to distill his visual experience to its essence.
Robin’s paintings are in private collections in Britain, France, Spain, the USA, Hong Kong and Australia.