Rob Thorpe, the artist

I was born in the Black Country but fled at the age of three and been drawing and painting ever since.

I am Cambridge educated, including Shirley Infants.

My career has taken an unorthodox path from watercolour to huge public murals to decorative paint effects and back to watercolour.

Through being adaptable, flexible, reliable and businesslike I built up a wide repeat client base, including Sunday Times Rich Listers, businesses and nice, ordinary people.

Some clients started with a house portrait and have gone on to commission favourite holiday haunts too.

I know from experience and instinct what to highlight and what to downplay in a house portrait so that the home looks at its very best.

I have recently completed several commissions for a specialist illustrated map publisher in The United States.

I am not one for art-speak and do not bang on about my inspirations or the cosmos.

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