Born in 1950, John Brobbel is an important contemporary artist, widely exhibited and in receipt of many prestigious awards. Brobbel studied at the Byam Shaw School, in Kensington, at the Royal Academy School from 1974 to 1977 and at Goldsmiths College, London. He has exhibited widely, including the Royal Academy, The Royal Hibernian Academy, the Royal Ulster Academy and of course, at the Royal Society of British Artists, of which he is a member. He is also a member of the Watercolour Society of Ireland. He works in a distinctive style, with meticulous detail, producing striking results. He is a significant artist, on an international stage.