Robbie Bushe RSA’s practice centres on the depiction of detailed, suggestive narratives, frequently set within expansive architectonic constructions.


Bushe has exhibited his narrative paintings since 1990. Inspired by the characters and the places he has lived and worked, his work has won several national awards including the inaugural W. Gordon Smith Painting Prize and most recently in 2021 was shortlisted and a prize-winner of the John Moores’ Painting Prize at the Walker Gallery Liverpool.


Robbie Bushe RSA‘I love to reimagine places and tell visual stories. I invent narrative scenarios and characters within a cinematic context, involving myself with fake or reimagined mythology often borrowed from and celebrating the tropes found in late 20th-century science fiction film and tv. Although often highly complex compositions, often borrowing from the illustrator’s device of the ‘cutaway’ where the viewer can see though buildings and objects to see how things work.’