He takes it all in from the perspective of a passerby. Compositions are caught on the run. Momentary scenes of which the recollection contains only the essential. They are spontaneous - not to say improvised, as Robert captures many familiar locations in Montréal. It is a free-style, remembering a place in how it once was or should be, in one's mind with a hint of mischief.
Our incredible Canadian landscape, famous for its rich, diverse terrain and radically shifting colour and mood, continues to be a muse and inspiration for artists. The challenge is the same as it was a century ago. - to capture its unique beauty and charm with an original voice.
Landscape painter Rod Charlesworth recalls, as a young boy in Terrace, BC being "compelled to draw." By age seven, his family moved to Kelowna, and he was happily sketching all the time; at twelve, he was painting.