A painter for as long as he can remember Robert was born in the Sussex village of Ditchling. When four years old he was given his first sable brush by an artist friend of his Grandparents who lived in the village, Sir Frank Brangwyn. It was not until several years later that Robert became aware of how great an artist had taken an interest in him.

Robert never really had the chance to know him better for Sir Frank died in 1956. At the age of eight he won the first prize in one of the annual 'Look and Learn' art competitions. After early his training as a musician Bob moved into the world of commercial art and as a Creative Director he created launches and campaigns for some of the world’s best selling products on television and in the press. He was responsible as Creative Director for the very successful worldwide launch of Zantac, for Glaxo. During the Eighties Bob saw his successes branch out further around the globe working in Africa, America  as well as throughout Europe, with clients such as British Airways, Glaxo, Bayer, General Motors and British Aerospace.

In many campaigns he received high acclaim and awards. In 1989 he was Executive Creative Director of the political campaign that would bring Jim Bolger and the National Party into Government in New Zealand. Over recent years Bob has created and directed many large scale corporate and public events, most notably the Farnborough Air display for BAe, the roll-out of the EAP (Eurofighter) and the 146 Jetliner. He also created the re-launch campaign for Kenya Airways with the slogan 'The Pride of Africa'. Bob produced the first performance of Richard III at the Tower of London and has been responsible for many orchestral, pyrotechnic and laser concerts at some of the world’s top venues. Bob joined Dataworkforce in 1997, originally on a freelance basis and then took full Board membership. A company in the telecommunications industry, with the introduction of effective media use under Bob’s direction, Dataworkforce grew to become #1 in not only the Sunday Times ‘Fast Track 100” but also they became the Deloitte & Touche #1 UK company.


In 2002 Bob worked in partnership with Jeff Wayne creating the concept for the largest ever touring show, that of the musical version of The War of the Worlds. In 2008, at the request of the Dean of Chichester, Bob directed a Son et Lumiere, 'A Story Set in Stone', to celebrate 900 years since the foundation of the Cathedral. It was a huge ‘sell-out’ success, featuring packed performances throughout November 2008.

Along with his friend and coleague David Arnold, Bob continues to be involved with several large scale events. Bob's first creative love has always been painting. Increasingly he concentrates most of his time on his art, working mainly in oils but now and again he produces the occasional watercolour. Over the years Robert has developed his keen eye for detail which is obvious in his work. His first love is undoubtedly wildlife and particularly raptors and predators. This eye for detail however, has prompted several commissions for military subjects, completing work for The Royal Navy and the RAF. Bob is currently working towards a major exhibition in 2015.