Peter Barker Fine Art


Robert Bashford

Robert Bashford Image
Robert was born in 1965 and lives in Newbury in West Berkshire. He works full time as a supervisor in a local manufacturing company, but at the weekend is out painting his favoured local landscape, the Kennet and Avon Canal, and the River Pang where it flows through Bucklebury. This provides endless inspiration with the ever-changing seasons.

Robert is mostly self taught and has been painting since the mid 80's, first starting with watercolours and then changing to oils after discovering the work of David Curtis who is still a big influence, along with other artists like Ken Howard, Peter Brown, Peter Barker (!), Warwick Fuller to name but a few. In Robert's words, "it's not only the fine work they produce, but the manner in which they do it, working directly from subject."

Robert won the Derwent Award at the Patchings/The Artist Exhibition in 2013, and has had work exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists at the Mall Galleries in 2014 and 2015.

He paints en plein air, and over recent years has become a very accomplished artist, beautifully capturing the essence of the landscape with minimal fuss.

Robert exhibits at his local galleries as well as in Cornwall, and we are delighted that his work is now gracing the walls of Peter Barker Fine Art in Rutland.
Robert Bashford
Sunrise at Widmead Image

Sunrise at Widmead
Oil on Board, 10 x 14 ins

Cracked Ice Image

Cracked Ice
Oil on Board, 12 x 10 ins

Foggy Morning, Brimpton Image

Foggy Morning, Brimpton
Watercolour, 11 x 13 ins SOLD

Hay Bales, Woolhampton Image

Hay Bales, Woolhampton
Oil on Board, 10 x 12 ins

Wet Morning, Leverton Image

Wet Morning, Leverton
Oil on Board, 10 x 12 ins SOLD

Puddles near Boar's Hole Farm Image

Puddles near Boar's Hole Farm
Oil on Board, 10 x 8 ins SOLD

Mist and Rain, Ufton Image

Mist and Rain, Ufton
Oil on Board, 10 x 14 ins SOLD

Windy Day, Pangbourne Meadows Image

Windy Day, Pangbourne Meadows
Oil on Board, 8 x 16 ins SOLD

Walking the Dog Image

Walking the Dog
Oil on Board, 10 x 8 ins

Breezy Spring Day Image

Breezy Spring Day
Oil on Board, 10 x 14 ins

Early Spring by the Kennet Image

Early Spring by the Kennet
Oil on Board, 10 x 16 ins

Fog Along the Kennet Image

Fog Along the Kennet
Oil on Board, 8 x 10 ins

Haybales in the Rain Image

Haybales in the Rain
Watercolour, 9 x 12.5 ins SOLD

Passing Storm, Mounts Bay Image

Passing Storm, Mounts Bay
Oil on Board, 24 x 36 ins

Silver Light along the Kennet and Avon Image
Early Spring  Victoria Park (Newbury) Image