Robert Tilling lived in Jersey from 1968 until his death in 2011. His artistic career spanned numerous solo and group exhibitions including showing at Barbican Centre London, the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition and the Contemporary Arts Society. He gained a number of awards including the Cleveland Drawing Biennale and two at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours for ‘the most outstanding work’. He also illustrated a number of books and publications for, among others, Charles Causley and Spike Milligan and his paintings have been included in over thirty books and magazines. Robert was awarded an MBE in 2006 for services to the arts. Working primarily in watercolour, acrylic, gouache and charcoal, the majority of his work is based on local landscape and seascape. Bob lectured widely, including the Tate Gallery and at Exeter University, his writing on jazz and blues have been published on both sides of the Atlantic.
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