Back of Nude, 2016
‘When I first saw Robert’s work it made me stop in my tracks and go in close, and once in I felt immediately consoled by their inherent intimacy but also the lather he seems to get himself into getting the job done. Peaceful yet frenetic he manages to be able to accurately map the mood of his subjects, not just their profiles or appearances. And it’s this energy I love, along with the obvious deep appreciation he has for women. Over the years I have seen the work hung in many different interiors – and noticed their potency. They stand out in amongst a full salon hang as dignified as they do as the only piece in reduced minimal house’.
Megan Morton is one of Australia’s best-known stylists. She has written three books on the topic and her work has featured in Australian and international design magazines.