The story so far
After gaining a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration at Kingston University, Rupert has spent the last fifteen years as a painter, graphic designer and illustrator.
Recently he retired as creative director of a leading London graphic design agency, in order to concentrate on his painting. Highlights of his career included designing for the famous Gleneagles Hotel and the drinks giant Diageo as well as designing the Royal Mail’s stamps for the Queen’s 80th birthday.
Rupert has exhibited his plein-air paintings and portraits at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Lewellyn Alexander Gallery. In 1996, 97 and 98 he was short listed for the Windsor and Newton Young Artist of the Year. He held his first one-man show in London in 1997.
He has taught painting at West Dean College and is a member of the Ditchling Handworkers Guild.
In 2011 he exhibited at the Paddon and Paddon Galleries, Eastbourne and at the Rottingdean and Downs Artists Exhibition for Macmillan Cancer Relief.