Robert Wall, Born in Loretteville, Quebec, in 1960, Robert Alexander Wall is the son of artist and master printmaker Robin Wall. Three weeks after his arrival his family moved to Kent, England where he was influenced by the British invasion with the Beatles live on “Top of the Pops”. When the family moved back to Canada in 1965 he was exposed to many artistic influences in the various galleries and music shows that his father insisted upon seeing. He was encouraged to explore his drawing and painting talents early in life and was influenced by the 60’s and 70’s generation of Pop Art, Hard Edge and Psyche Delia. After moving to Cornwall, Ontario as a teenager he got involved in music, theatre, recording, and special lighting effects for the music industry.
At the age of 20 he stopped painting and performing music and started raising a family which eventually lead to living on Bowen Island where he has been for the last 24 years. During this time he directed his artistic talents to the advent of computer graphics and digital photography. Today he is an established designer and digital artist in the local advertising industry with several co-awards which include Lotus Awards and placements in Art and Design Magazine. Seven years ago he decided to see what it would be like to paint again. So he picked up the brush, for the first time in 27 years, and here is the result.