Welcome to the home of North East Artist & Sculptor Robert Olley

Using his unique style of drawing, painting and sculpture, Bob is able to capture the very heart and humour of his native North East. His love of the Geordie folk, their way of life and, above all, their sense of humour, has given him inspiration since he left the mining industry in 1968.
Robert has also had the honour of producing works for a number of high profile figures over the years, from Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, David Milliband; former South Shields MP and currently CEO of the International Rescue Committee, Tony Blair; former Prime Minister of the UK, Bill Bryson; American author of humorous books on travel, David Walliams; comedian, actor and author, and Alan Bennett; playwright, actor and author.
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