Robert Walker was born in Bedfordshire, in 1963. He was interested in art from an early age and later taught himself by studying the paintings and methods of the Old Masters. Although he is inspired by the traditional still life paintings of the European masters of the genre, particularly the Dutch and Rembrandt, Robert has followed a more contemporary approach to his own work.
While his paintings still feature the conventional still life elements of glass, fruit, and porcelain. he combines these with a mixture of more eclectic items such as antique furniture, rusting metal containers and objets d'art to create compositions with a contemporary feel. His paintings are generally of quite simple objects and he enjoys trying to create something interesting by using light and composition to good effect. "The simplest object can become a thing of beauty if it is handled in the correct way, which is always the challenge."
Robert was a finalist in The National Open Art Competition in 2011 and 2012, (the two years that he entered) and has his paintings in collections all over the world.