About the artist

As a student of Art and Design in the late 1970s, the early years were divided between ceramics, landscape painting and life drawing. A long interest in sketching and exploring has been the background to settling in the West Highlands of Scotland in the late 1900s.

Rob paints mainly in watercolour which he considers the ideal medium to interpret the atmospheric changes of colour and light over the mountains and seascapes. Rob's pictures include over the years many studies of Northern Scotland from Moray in the east, the Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides in the West and Orkney in the North. His abiding subjects,however, are the wild glens, sea views and winding roads from Loch Torridon to the solitary peaks of west Sutherland.

He shares Solas Gallery on the shores of Gairloch with the beautiful contemporary paintings of partner, Lyn Beckett and there a display of all his current work can be seen.  


About  the work

Larger paintings and occasional small watercolours

can be viewed here in Gallery 1, 2 and 3.They are usually between medium and large - some over a metre wide.  Majestic panoramas of mountain and sea are the inspiration for most of this work. The subjects are primarily Wester–Ross but increasingly further afield, from Sutherland to Argyll, Skye and the Islands.

Smaller paintings

cover a wide range of more spontaneous ‘en plein-air’ and studio work ( depending on the weather!). Subjects vary from a closely observed cameo of the enchanting and abundant natural world on our doorstep to the changing light on landscapes of mountain, sea and glen. On the few  days when the weather is unkind, the studio is the place to paint small still life compositions from found, natural and 'everyday' objects.


About purchasing

Lyn and Rob enjoy meeting and talking with customers from around the world. If you are buying, browsing or just curious it will be a pleasure to see you at Solas Gallery. However we realise that visiting or returning to the remote North West Highlands is not always easy and so many of my recent paintings are displayed here. Some may be sold and if a favourite picture is no longer available do contact me to see my very recent work. (It is worth noting that for all original work is glazed using the finest low reflective 'Art Glass' Although an expensive improvement the enjoyment of viewing watercolours under low reflective Art Glass is very significant and many say, "incomparable")  

Please email if you are considering purchasing one of these paintings or require further details. Courier delivery is included within the UK and payment can be made with a Paypal e-invoice, bank transfer (account details will be forwarded by email) or cheque, or, if you prefer, by debit or credit card over the phone. . Delivery outside the Uk is very possible  and if you contact me I will provide you with quotes. 

ALL PRICES SHOWN ARE INCLUSIVE OF FRAMING, PACKAGING AND DELIVERY TO YOUR DOOR in the UK. Delivery outside the UK is certainly possible but there may be a small price supplement to cover extra carriage costs -  contact Solas Gallery and quotes will be provided for you to consider.



Sòlas Gallery

See my work in the contemporary setting of Sòlas Gallery in Gairloch, managed by artist Lyn Beckett, a permanent exhibition of paintings and ceramics from early Summer  to Autumn. Purchases can be taken away or shipped to your home.


About our data protection and privacy policy.

 At Solas Gallery our privacy policy is straight forward and strictly enforced.  Emails and other information we receive from you as an  enquiry or from the recording of sales of original paintings and prints are kept securely confidential to us and only used for communications relating to delivery of paintings, prints, or Gallery activities that might interest you, and are never passed on, loaned or sold to a third party.

In addition, a hard copy archive is kept of the sale of all original paintings with names, addresses and emails recorded. This is done to confirm and protect our customers' ownership of paintings purchased along with their own provenance receipt and for us to keep a personal record of original paintings sold.  Specifically, emails acquired from sales or a general enquiry are not added to my blog email list automatically and would not be without the individuals agreement.

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