Rob has been commissioned to make works to order, including landscapes of Austin and Shanghai. He combines the traditional with the contemporary in his depictions of the renowned cityscapes.
Taking the format of an old scroll, the Landscape of Shanghai marries the ancient with the modern, with the beautiful Yu Garden in the foreground set against the iconic Shanghai skyline.
For Landscape of Austin, Rob was commissioned for a client who had spent time living with their family in the city. The skyline itself has changed dramatically over the past 12 years but this composition includes the Frost Building and the Austin Power Station as well as giving prominence to the Texas State Capitol. The Lone Star makes an appearance as well as the infamous longhorn, state flowers and the Northern Mockingbird, the state bird of Texas.