Hello, thanks for taking the time to visit my website. I'm an artist based in the beautiful artist's town of Kirkcudbright on the south coast of Scotland. I love to draw and also like to carve printing plates and set text using letterpress type. I love vintage technology and have been working on combining these methods to create very limited edition print runs of orignal artwork.
I'm a graduate of Museum and Art Gallery studies from University of Leicester and mix creating art with my experience as a curator. In 2018 I took a short drawing course at the Ruskin School of Art and I studied Representational Art with London Fine Art Studios. I'm a member of Curator Space and the Scottish Society of Artists.
I started producing gallery artwork in 2018 and one of my first pieces was shortlisted for the Refresh Art Award in 2019. I was also shortlisted for the Scottish Portrait Awards in 2021. I'm continuing to develop my methods working with different media including; pencil, charcoal, pastels, oil paints, ink, relief work, linocut, woodcut, leadcut, letterpress and printing.
I decided to "come out" as autistic in 2022 and have been providing information about being an autistic adult through regular posts on my blog (autism.mrphilrobinson.com) since then.
I was clinically diagnosed in my 50's so I'm part of what is recognised as the lost generation of autism. I mostly write about the autistic rights movement and raise awareness of why being autistic can be an advantage to many people.
As an autistic artist I do see different details to most people and try to include my interpretations of the world in my art work.