Trained as a fine art restorer, conservator and guilder by the long established firm of Aitken, Dott and Son in Edinburgh, Thomas Robertson was encouraged through his experience to become an artist himself.
Leaving his native Scotland, he studied at the Epsom School of Fine Art and Design in England, gaining expertise in screen printing as well as developing his hand as a portrait artist and landscape painter.
While visiting Vancouver Island in 1982, Robertson found himself drawn in by the mural project. He volunteered his time, energy and artistic skill in executing the fifth mural in the endeavour, to be painted on the firehall tower.
Fallers Undercutting A Fir was Robertson’s first larger-than-life painting