Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Des Robertshaw's family emigrated to New Zealand in 1965 settling in Hawkes Bay. Robertshaw studied at Victoria University, Wellington.
In 1981 he started painting in both oils and acrylics with his early series of works inspired by abstract figure studies. A later series, Bay and Marine works, was inspired by New Zealand competing in the Americas Cup race. One of his paintings from the Marine Series was chosen as the banner masthead for New York’s Fleet Week, a large event when the United States naval fleet berths in New York. Robertshaw's work has made a significant impact on New Zealand art collectors and can also be found in Germany, USA, Holland and the UK.
Image Dimensions: 1005mm W x 755mm H
Framed Dimensions: 1130mm W x 865mm H