Robert E. Wells


Born and raised in Yorkshire, Robert studied at Batley Art College and worked for several years as an Architectural Illustrator. Feeling the need to push himself further into the arts, he moved to London in 1998, here he studied for an MA in the Illustration and Rendering of Architectural Spaces. By 2002 Wells had experienced great success at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and started to find his feet as a full time artist.

In the years that followed his works were exhibited in a number of London galleries with Robert’s first solo exhibition taking place at Fairfax Gallery in Chelsea in 2006.

As Robert’s life evolved and his family grew he swapped the city for the countryside and relocated to East Sussex. With the move came new artistic inspiration, whilst still known and loved for his cityscapes, scenes of family life, beach holidays, and rural landscapes now sat side by side our capital in his sketchbooks.

Robert Wells is not only a member of the Royal Society of British Artists but also the New English Art Club and is a regular exhibition at the Royal Academy. He has twice been the recipient of the Davison Award for Oil Painting and most recently in 2019 was awarded the Dry Red Press award for his painting ‘Mother and Daughter - South Downs’.

Robert Wells is regularly featured in ‘The Artist’ Magazine and the first book celebrating his works and career as an artist ‘Robert E. Wells: In Perspective’ was published in 2018.