Robert Dutton is quickly becoming one of the UK’s best known and respected contemporary fine artists.
Robert has a 30 year track record of professional creative activity, to include an extensive career as a professional Graphic Designer and Illustrator, working for many blue chip and leading financial companies such as KPMG and PwC.
Due to the demand for his popular painting style and tuition, Robert now works as a self employed fine artist and tutor, winning regular fine art awards for his distinctive and expressive style of work in numerous international competitions.
Robert is a Leeds based artist having settled in West Yorkshire and living in the county for over 22 years. He has travelled extensively in search of overseas subjects (to include the South of France, Venice and New York), which he captures with strong visual colourful presence and a modern impressionistic style. However, it is without doubt that it is his beloved Pennine moors and Dales landscapes and hidden corners along the UK coast which are his main creative inspirations.
Expressing these delicate fragile landscapes with a rich use of painting materials has led Robert to often combine media together to both ‘draw and paint’ within any given painting at one time. Subsequently, each expressive finished painting becomes a tangible sensual response to his subject – with eye catching surface textures and passages of paint hovering in balance between spontaneity, calculation and control.
Other aspects of Robert’s award winning fine art is concerned with depicting wildlife in the context within its native habitat, to look beyond an expected close up and to reveal something new, unseen, or previously unappreciated perhaps by the viewer and an expression of how it felt to be there.