Robin Eley was born in 1978 in London, England. In 1981 his family migrated to Australia where he completed his secondary education. In 1997 he moved to the United States and attended Westmont College, captaining the basketball and earning a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Fine Art in 2001. He has been a finalist in numerous Australian art prizes, most notably Runner Up (2010) and Highly Commended (2011) in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, the world’s richest prize for portraiture. In addition, he has also been a finalist in the Archibald Prize (2012), the Eutick Memorial Still Life Art Prize (2010, 2012) and the Nora Heysen Still Life Art Award (2011). In 2012 he was the recipient of an International Presentation Grant from Arts SA and in 2014 he received the judges award for curated artists at the Fort Wayne Realism Biennial. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in USA, Australia and is held in numerous private art collections around the world including the Ridley Tree Museum of Art in the United States. Robin currently works and resides in Los Angeles, California.
This is a sample of his work
All images © Robin Eley