“I am rather reluctant to write about my paintings as I feel that it really is a dialogue between the painting and the viewer – in other words the painting should speak for itself. Here are some thoughts on my work. I endeavour to create paintings which combine elements of the visual world which excite and move me with a continuing fascination with the mediums I use.

I hope that the results stimulate and sometimes disturb the viewers imagination and also achieve an ordered elegance. I would like to think that the viewer can return to the painting and find new things in the work.”

VIEW EDUCATION, AWARDS AND REPRESENTATION

EDUCATION

1952 – 1954, 1962, 1964, 1966,1970, 1988 London, The Regent Polytechnic Japan
1980 China
1985 Cuba and Mexico
1983, 1984, 1986 USSR
1987 Greece ,Yugoslavia, Albania
1988 Taiwan
1990 Papua New Guinea
1990 Madrid, Vienna, London

AWARDS

1960 V.A.S. Cato Prize
1964 Bendigo
1965 Geelong
1971 Warrnambool (Print)
1972 Mornington (Drawing)
1976 Gold Coast (Painting)
1983 Diamond Valley Art Award
1984 Toowoomba Purchase Award
1993 Berrima Art Prize
1993 Broken Hill Art Prize
1997 Guest exhibiting artist at the Fukuoka Museum of Art, Japan

REPRESENTED

National Gallery of Australia
All State Galleries
Regional Galleries: Newcastle, Maitland, Lismore, Wollongong, Broken Hill, Castlemaine, Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong, Portland, Mornington, Mildura, Warrnambool, McClelland, Gold Coast and Burnie
University Collections: La Trobe, Monash, Flinders, Griffith, Townsville and Darling Downs.
NZ Public Collections
Art Museum Vilnius, Lithuania
Institutional collections here and overseas

Robert Grieve, Composition in Yellow & Black, oil on canvas on board, 44x121cm $6000
Robert Grieve, Composition in Yellow & Black, oil on canvas on board, 44x121cm $6000
Robert Grieve, Variation in Ochre & Brown, circa 1995, mixed media on paper mounted on canvas, 131x111cm $9900
Robert Grieve, Variation in Ochre & Brown, circa 1995, mixed media on paper mounted on canvas, 131x111cm $9900
Robert Grieve, Central Australian Motif 1, circa 1995, mixed media on paper mounted on canvas, 131x113cm SOLD
Robert Grieve, Central Australian Motif 1, circa 1995, mixed media on paper mounted on canvas, 131x113cm SOLD
Robert Grieve,  Desert Landscape c1985, oil on linen,   92 x 122cm $8800
Robert Grieve, Desert Landscape c1985, oil on linen, 92 x 122cm $8800
Robert Grieve, Variation in Blue & Grey,, oil and acrylic on linen, 91 x 122cm $8800
Robert Grieve, Variation in Blue & Grey,, oil and acrylic on linen, 91 x 122cm $8800
Robert Grieve, Emerging Figure, c.2000, mixed media on paper, 54x74cm (framed) $4200
Robert Grieve, Emerging Figure, c.2000, mixed media on paper, 54x74cm (framed) $4200
Robert Grieve, Untitled, mixed media on paper, 53x74cm (framed) $4200
Robert Grieve, Untitled, mixed media on paper, 53x74cm (framed) $4200
Robert Grieve, Variation ion Red & Ochre, mixed media on paper, 50 x 78cm $4200
Robert Grieve, Variation ion Red & Ochre, mixed media on paper, 50 x 78cm $4200