Robert Kelsey has developed a creative reputation from his faithful depictions of the coastal landscapes of Western Scotland and its adjacent islands. Well travelled, Kelsey also often paints such disparate locations as the Mediterranean, Suffolk and Cornwall. One cannot mention Kelsey’s artistic skill without observing his dedication to the form of light and colour, to which he brings an unparalleled accuracy.

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Exhibitions of Robert Kelsey's Paintings
Coastal Paintings Gallery
Landscape and City Paintings Gallery
Still Life and Figure Paintings Gallery
Still Morning, Iona
Still Morning, Iona

“Much of my inspiration comes from the land and seascapes to be found on the West coast of Scotland, near Arisaig, and in particular, the coasts around the islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides. My Grandparents were school teachers on Barra at the turn of the last century and my father was born on the Island in 1906.

When I visited the island myself some years ago I enjoyed the experience of arriving in a tiny plane, and landing on the cockle strand airstrip with salt spray splashing the windows. Seconds later, walking on the sand, I was overcome by the beauty of my surroundings. A vast flat beach, sparkling emerald water, and a huge sky.”

Robert's Collectors include:

Paisley Art Gallery
Lord Macfarlane of Bearsden
Frances Shand Kydd
The Fleming Collection
Cairn Energy PLC
Credit Lyonnaise Bank
Turnberry Hotel
Taylor Woodrow


Lord Smith of Kelvin
His Grace, The Duke of Bedford
Anthony Shaffer
Highland Spring Water
Scottish Property Services
Arisaig Partners (Asia) Ltd.
Enterprise Oil
Scottish Friendly Assurance