Robert has developed an excpetional art, the results of which are truly stunning. In a crucible of light, translucent colours and vibrant shape shifting the art breathes a life of its own and constantly changes. The precise method of his craft is a well guarded secret but the process starts not with a blank canvas but with clear, blank glass and a shard of an idea. Ryan uses sheet glass as a canvas doing everything the artists would normally do in reverse. Instead of painting the images then framing it in glass, the glass front is the canvas. Multiple layers of minerals, crushed gem stones, metal work, paint and a great deal of imagination are applied, the idea of which is only evident in Ryan's head - the result of which is often not all that it seems. Each piece is absolutely unique and presents the owner with a challenge to make up his own mind as to the story, if any, trapped in the pane.
Painting on Glass
Roberts works should be viewed at the Gallery to fully appreciate the depth of colour and originality of each of his pieces. We have put together a selection of his works , but photographs do not convey the full effect of his technique, as the effects of light can dramatically change the image depending on your viewing position.