The story of Rob Shaw’s career as an artist is truly incredible. Rob was born in Derbyshire where he was failed for art at school so he didn’t consider his future to be in painting and instead he chose to became an Interior Architect, - “apparently architects don’t need to draw”
Rob studied at Newcastle College and Teesside University and graduated in 1997 with a First-Class Honours Degree. He then went on to pursue a successful career in Interior Architecture both here and abroad. Rob’s parents relocated to North Yorkshire in 1994 and bought a cottage high up on Boulby Cliff, overlooking the fishing village of Staithes. Rob fell in love with this absolutely beautiful village and began to paint it. It’s Staithes which has continued to inspire Rob’s art work no matter where he has lived in the country and that’s where his successful career as a professional artist was born. Rob returned to live in Staithes in 2007 and began to paint full time. Since then Rob has also exhibited large Cityscapes in New York, London and Tokyo and exhibited and sold art work at the Royal Academy in their annual Summer Show.
Until recently Staithes Gallery would be the only gallery who represented Rob in the UK. After recent visits to the Lake District Rob decided to explore landscape in his art as well as coastal scenes and what better place to do it then the Lakes. We are thrilled that he chosen Old Courthouse Gallery to display his beautiful paintings.
Rob has also appeared on TV several times.
The One Show
Robson Greens Coastal Lives
Antiques Road Trip