Whether he is working in oil or watercolour, on a sun-baked hillside in Southern France or a windswept beach in Scotland, Robert Innes has the rare ability to transport you to the spot at which his painting was created. With his latest work, he continues to develop his favourite themes, experimenting both with greater use of watercolour and much bolder impasto effects in oil. With scenes from France you can feel the dry heat and smell the balsam from the pine trees; with the beach and sea-scapes the water is never far away in his work and you can hear the crashing waves. Robert has never been constrained by the canvas and he continues to try out different shapes and scales that he feels suit his subject matter best. Intriguingly, a stronger figurative element is also emerging and it will be interesting to see how this develops.

“Having a painting by Robert on your wall is to possess a work by an artist who is truly committed to his profession. In today's fast-moving and uncertain world, it will also remind you of the need to slow down and simply appreciate the natural beauty of the landscape... which is no bad thing for any of us.”

James Ogilvy, landscape designer


Robert Innes is a self-confessed ‘plein air' painter whose work very much attests to this. His work ranges from the southern light of Aix-en-Provence to the more demanding light of Argyll in the West of Scotland. It is obvious that he is at home in both climes and tackles each subject with a fresh and natural talent which, at times, is concerned with a tranquil and serene approach and, at other times is much more dynamic.

That Robert is a committed painter is without doubt and the fact that he has amassed so much work is further proof of his dedication. He has exhibited widely in Scotland, including at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, the Compass Gallery and Roger Billcliffe Fine Art, Glasgow. Robert Innes is married to Louise, an opera singer.


The late James D. Robertson: Past President, Royal Scottish Academy PPRSA RSW RGI



Invitée d'Honneur, Salon de Printemps, Tarare, 2009

Diplôme d'Honneur de la Ville de Tarare, Salon de Printemps 2008



His work is represented in private collections in Europe, North America and Australasia. It is represented in public and corporate collections including: Paintings in Hospitals, Kirkcaldy Art Gallery and Museum and Stirling University.



A wide variety of public and commercial galleries have mounted exhibitions of Robert Innes' paintings. He has had works shown and sold in numerous public exhibitions and accepted invitations to put on exhibitions in Scotland, England and France.

Art Education

Courses undertaken with Gordon Bryce, Peter Maclaren and Edith Thurnherr

1990–94: Glasgow School of Art, under James Robertson and Barbara Rae

1990: Leith School of Art, under Mark and Lottie Cheverton

1974–82: Fettes College, under J C Brown and Rose Arbuthnot


Born: 1964, Fife, Scotland

Selected Exhibitions


        Solo Show, 54 The Gallery, London, W1 

        Invited Artist, 7ieme Biennale de Vaux en Beaujolais

        Solo Show, Portmanteau Gallery, Bridport

        Solo Show, 54 The Gallery, Mayfair, London



Solo Show, 54 Gallery, London, W1

Solo Show, Elie, Fife

Solo Show, Crewkerne, Somerset


Solo Show, 54 Gallery, London, W1 and Elie, Fife

Somerset Open Studios: SAW 2014

Corrymella Scott Gallery, The Sage



Capitals Show, 54 Gallery London W1 and Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh.


Solo show, 54 Gallery, London, W1

Invited Artist, 6éme Biennale de l'Art Figuratif, Vaux en Beaujolais

Somerset Open Studios: SAW 2012



Solo Show, La Maison Commune, Ternand

A Year in the Beaujolais, Solo show, 54 Gallery, London, W1

Solo Show, Galerie Lionnes de Kaolin, Oingt



Solo show, 54 The Gallery, Shepherds Market, London, W1 

Solo Show, La Maison Commune, Oingt

Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition

Solo Show, Galerie Art Station, Legny

St Helier, Jersey


46th Salon De Printemps, Tarare Invitée d'Honneur

Solo Show, Galerie Art Station, Legny



120th PAI

45th Salon De Printemps, Tarare Diplôme d'Honneur

Solo Show, La Maison Commune, Oingt

Solo Show, 54 The Gallery, London, W1



119th PAI

Solo Show, Musee André Malraux, Tarare

Solo Show, Stirling University

Solo Show, Air Gallery, London


118th PAI

Solo Show, Air Gallery London



117th PAI

Solo show, Hitchman Gallery, Stirling University

Solo show, Kinsteary, Nairnshire



116th PAI

Solo Show, Tolbooth Gallery, West Wemyss

Solo Show, Air Gallery, London



115th PAI

St Petersburg Tercentenary Festival Exhibition


114th Paisley Art Institute Show

Lennox Gallery, London

Solo Show, Air Gallery, London

Solo Show, Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh



Corrymella Scott Gallery, Newcastle

Summer Small Picture Show, Roger Billcliffe Fine Art

Exhibition for CLIC, Christies, Glasgow


Edinburgh Festival Show at Hamilton & Inches, Edinburgh

Solo Show, The Air Gallery, London



Scottish Artists, Thomson's Gallery, London

First London Solo Show, The Air Gallery, London



Scottish Artists, Richmond Hill Gallery

Solo Show, Fire & Iron Gallery, Surrey

Solo Festival Show, Firth Gallery, Edinburgh



Summer Show, Roger Billcliffe Fine Art, Glasgow

136th RGI Glasgow

Solo show, Frames Gallery, Perth



Solo Show, Mountain Paintings, Ambleside Mountain Festival

Solo Show, Beaujolais Landscapes, Firth Gallery, Edinburgh

Solo Show, Paysages Pierres Dorees, Galerie Dorée, Lyon

135th RGI Glasgow



Class of 94, Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow

First Solo Show, RSAMD, Glasgow

20th Annual Exhibition, Macon Salon, France



Paths of Development, Assembly Gallery, Glasgow School of Art

Degree Show, GSA

Cream of the Graduates, Graduate Gallery, Edinburgh


Year Show, Leith School of Art

Best Entry Show, Glasgow School of Art


Art for Guys, Hays Galleria, London