Robert Bottom was born in Cambridge, England in 1944 and was educated in Fine Arts at Canterbury College of Art and also in Film making at Newport. From 1975-1995, he was appointed as Head of Art at Campbell College and today he paints full time. As a painter, he is mainly known for his seascapes and landscapes.
Bottom’s style appears to be a mix of the impressionist and post-impressionist movements as he is focused on light, feeling, movement and colour. Striving to capture the essence of not just the place but also the theme. His works have been showed in solo and group exhibitions in Belfast, Sligo, Dublin, Cumbria, New York and Pennsylvania.
In 1992, Robert was awarded the Arts Council Travel Award to New York, the National Self Portrait Collection, Limerick (1996), and the Arts Council Travel Award to Philadelphia for his 2002 exhibition.