Robert Bateman

I was born in Swindon have grown up, and settled here for the foreseeable future.

In my early teens I began to develop an enthusiasm to draw in charcoal and graphite, which has continued being my favoured medium. I have a strong interest in Photo Realist artwork especially that of Kelvin Okafor.

It is very satisfying to focus on fine detail in a photo and incorporate it into my own artwork, working with charcoal allows a generous use of  tone and other effects necessary to complete a work to give at first an illusion of thinking it may be a photo.

Commissions always welcome.

Please visit my Instagram and Facebook pages to see all my latest work.