Roberts interest in the pattern and texture of the landscape remained and, indeed, there is an underlying interest in pattern in much of his work, including his portraiture and representational art.  He is fascinated with trees and the ways in which light is filtered through tangled, overlapping branches. Some of his paintings are drawn from such details, which are enlarged as if through a zoom lens, focussing on the sun or moon permeating through.


Recent work has included a series of seascapes inspired by the Northumbrian coast.  Again, the sense of space and openness, the large foregrounds and the infinite recessions give a feeling of peace and tranquility.  However, the simplicity of the seascape is in marked contrast to the more complex detail celebrated in other aspects of his work.

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