“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, Emerging Figure, 2000, mixed media on paper, 56x75cm $4200
Robert Grieve, Emerging Figure, 2000, mixed media on paper, 56x75cm $4200
Red and Blue, 2000, Mixed media on canvas, 46x38cm
Red and Blue, 2000, Mixed media on canvas, 46x38cm
Blue with Red and White, 2000, Mixed media on paper, 56x75cm
Blue with Red and White, 2000, Mixed media on paper, 56x75cm
Variation in Red White & Black, 1992, Mixed media on paper mounted on canvas, 112x13cm
Variation in Red White & Black, 1992, Mixed media on paper mounted on canvas, 112x13cm
Skull, 1995, Mixed media on paper, Diameter 30x30cm
Skull, 1995, Mixed media on paper, Diameter 30x30cm
Motif, 1985, Mixed media on paper, 30x30cm
Motif, 1985, Mixed media on paper, 30x30cm
Abstract Figure, 1990, Oil on board, 23x15cm
Abstract Figure, 1990, Oil on board, 23x15cm
Improvisation In Yellow & Black, 1990, 92x122cm $8800
Improvisation In Yellow & Black, 1990, 92x122cm $8800
Composition With Yellow Ochre & Violet, 1995, Oil on canvas, 122x91cm
Composition With Yellow Ochre & Violet, 1995, Oil on canvas, 122x91cm
Emerging Figure, 1988, oil on board, 30 x 37cm $1800
Emerging Figure, 1988, oil on board, 30 x 37cm $1800
Japanese Theme, 1980, Oil on board, 50x41cm $3500
Japanese Theme, 1980, Oil on board, 50x41cm $3500
Variations On Mammon, 1967, oil and collage on board
Variations On Mammon, 1967, oil and collage on board
Cross Section, 1995, Mixed media on paper, 56x75cm
Cross Section, 1995, Mixed media on paper, 56x75cm
Composition 2 in Yellow, Blue & Black, 1995, Oil on canvas, 152x122cm
Composition 2 in Yellow, Blue & Black, 1995, Oil on canvas, 152x122cm
Red & Blue, 1985, Mixed media on canvas, 45x46cm
Red & Blue, 1985, Mixed media on canvas, 45x46cm
Japanese Landscape, 1979, Oil on board, 92x122cm
Japanese Landscape, 1979, Oil on board, 92x122cm
Robert Grieve, Spanish Theme, 1975, oil on board, 27x34cm $2500
Robert Grieve, Spanish Theme, 1975, oil on board, 27x34cm $2500