Rob Shaw 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.
Rob says: “I am an image chaser, pushing the materials and painting to breaking point before the finished art can be realised. My work is layered, paintings taking up to 5 years of re working and people can read them in a variety of ways. Within this site you can find examples of my style and artistic methods within my current and past collections.”