A large part of my original art collection is Roberts fine pencil art. I bought a series of his Star Wars pieces from Castle Galleries a few years ago and I enquired if Robert would consider doing some Avengers sketches for me. Being a friend of George Lucas he was able to get a licence to recreate some scenes from the movies which I snapped up. Since then I have bought collections of classic Star Trek and recently a series of 8 scenes from my all time favourite film, the 1978 Superman movie featuring Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder, both of who I had the pleasure to meet before their tragic demise.
After a varied career that included stints as a photo lab technician, advertising layout artist and journalist, he became a medical photographer. During this time, he published lithographs of World War II canvases.
His work was noticed by Star Wars creator George Lucas, who invited Robert to work on Star Wars Visions – which saw 30 artists create their own interpretations of characters and scenes. George bought many of his prints for both himself and cast and crew members.
As a licensed Marvel artist, he has depicted iconic Spider-Man and Avengers scenes. Collectors of his Star Wars pieces include Harrison Ford, John Travolta, Tom Cruise and the late Carrie Fisher.
As the global market for original superhero art hots up, Roberts reputation and the appreciation of his work continues to rise.