Painting by headphones really works!


Steve Brown meets full-time Derbyshire artist Rob Wilson, who is only happy working in his studio with the headphones on – painting to the beat!

I T MIGHT BE A CLICHÉ that someone is ‘at the cutting edge of their profession’ but Rob Wilson and his remarkable mixed media paintings are certainly that. At his upstairs canalside studio in a quiet corner of Marple, it was a privilege to meet Rob and learn about his art, the fortunate breaks that came his way and the remarkable journey that he has been on ever since. Rob, 45, originally hails from Knutsford but now lives with his wife and three children in Whaley Bridge…