Our friend Robert Lloyd is a Marine Artist with a worldwide reputation for producing visually stunning and technically accurate paintings for the marine industry, private individuals and museum collections.
Born in 1968, Robert's interest in the sea started at an early age when, living near Liverpool, he used to stand on the banks of the River Mersey and watch the ships coming and going. Whilst at school, Robert was considering a career at sea, but he showed great promise as an artist, and he wisely opted to study art and design at college, which led to employment as a graphic designer and illustrator.
Robert continued to paint for pleasure in his spare time, and his success in this medium soon led to the decision to make it his full time career.
He is now one of Europe's most sought after marine artists, and his work has been described by many within the shipping world as 'the most technically accurate and visually stunning of recent times'.
Robert’s work encompasses every conceivable type of vessel from sleek sailing yachts, ferries, container-ships and tankers to unlikely subjects such as oil-rigs, dredgers and pilot boats, and he is an acknowledged expert at producing technically accurate and atmospheric views of ships from plans before they are built.
I am sure you will agree, when viewing this beautiful painting of ss France, his work is amazing!
You can find Robert online at RobertLloyd.co.uk