About Me

 


Studio 1

theartistrobert is the moniker of Robert Walker a Suffolk-based fine art painter best known for his 'geo-figurative' works and quirky still lifes. He mainly paints in oils enjoying its multiple technique uses and is currently experimenting in mixed media as he further develops his practice.

Interested in the semiotics of the figure, his works derive their meaning based on the model's body language or expression and perceived cue. He enjoys the interplay of the organic figure with linear and ovoid geometric forms bound together in a tight colour harmony and composition, and now leans towards an intuitive approach having studied formal composition and colour theory. His figurative outlines expresses his desire to communicate the electric energy, often latent, within the human form and his use of 'guard' lines to protect the model is a personal stylistic choice. As such his work can be considered abstract expressionist. His latest series of works mix his master techniques and references, an avenue he is keen to continue exploring.

He is a Member of the Visual Artists Association an organisation he quotes as having had a huge impact on his attitude and approach towards his work giving him the confidence and support to move forward in sharing it with others.

With many works sold including within the US, Europe and Asia Robert has recently moved to working full time at his practice. He is primarily self-taught and has studied part-time at Barnes Atelier, London and together online with Scott Eaton, Scott Waddell and Dorian Iten  who are respected tutors based on their own rigorous atelier-based training. 

When he's away from his easel he's most likely to be found with his guitar, reading or travelling and always learning.

Selected Exhibitions

Creative Expressions - Curated by FLUX, 11 Apr - 11 Jul 2024

Red - Curated by Goddess Arts Magazine, 10 Apr - 26 May 2024

The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery, London, 7-10 Mar 2024

Ipswich Art Society, ‘Perspectives on Drawing’, Frame Workshop, Ipswich Feb 2024

Living Artist Contemporary Art Auction Jan 2024

Solo show, Pallet Arts Bar, Stowmarket, Suffolk 10 Dec 2023 – 24 Mar 2024

FLUX 10th Anniversary Exhibition, London Piccadilly 7-10 Dec

FLUX Virtual Exhibition, Artistic Visions, 13 Sep - 13 Dec

D31 Gallery, Celebrating Our Differences,  11 Sep - 25 Nov

Fox Yard Studio, 'Lingering Memories', Stowmarket, Suffolk, 17 Nov -6 Dec

Artists on the Rise : Auction sale of Contemporary Investment Art  5 Dec

Visual Art Open , Longlisted

Fox Yard Studio, Shades of Red, Stowmarket, Suffolk

The Holy Art Gallery, Serenity, London

D31 Gallery, Art Prize, Doncaster

D31 Gallery, The Magic of Transformation, Doncaster

Voluptas Art Gallery, Sudbury, Suffolk

Art for Addicts' Sake Imitate Modern, Marylebone High Street, London

Apex Gallery, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Resume Exhibition

Ipswich Art School, New East Anglian Painting

Ipswich Art Society, Annual Open

Apex Gallery, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, Christmas Exhibition

Pond Gallery, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, Christmas Exhibition

Suffolk Skies, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Group Show, Diversity,  Key Arts, Ipswich

 

Residencies

Pallet Bar, Stowmarket, Suffolk, 10 Dec 2023 – 24 Mar 2024

One-to-One Gallery, Felixstowe

 

Awards

CFA Artist of the Year 2024, Honourable Mention

Visual Art Open 2023, Longlisted

Runner Up, Main Prize, 'Celebrating Our Differences', D31 Gallery

Terravarna 6th Figurative Art Competition, Talent Prize Award

58th Artavita Online Contest, Finalist

ARTIdeal Magazine Cover Contest, Circle Foundation for the Arts, Finalist

Lawrence Trophy (Newcomer), The PO & BT Annual Exhibition, Old Bailey, London

Critic's (Best Painting) Award, The PO & BT Annual Exhibition, Old Bailey, London

 

Media

​thefluxreview interview

D31 Gallery interview

Spotlight Magazine, Germany, Desert Island Discs article

 

Charity

HeartCharged (Female Defibrillation Awareness), 2024
CRISIS (Homeless) Corporate Collection, 2023
Art for Addicts’ Sake, Imitate Modern, Marleybone, London 2014
Westhall Secret Postcard Auction in 2013
(East Anglia's Children Hospices (EACH) and Westhall Church)

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