Robert was born in the town of Grimsby, Ontario and presently resides in Barrie.

He is largely a self-taught artist who works almost exclusively in acrylic on board, but also dabbles in pen and ink and other media. He has painted all his life.

Robert's love of antiques and the outdoors can be readily seen in his work, but it is by no means limited to these subjects. Vanishing ways of life provide a great source of artistic inspiration.

During the summer months, Robert relocates with his family to his modest studio on Musky Island in the French River area. The rest of the year he can be found working from his home studio.

Follow Robert on Instagram @robertjames_arts