Born in 1936 in Berkshire, Robert Gillmore studied Fine Art at Reading University and taught art at Leighton Park School from 1959 until 1965 when he became a full-time illustrator. He is one of Britain’s leading ornithological illustrators and his distinctive designs have been regularly used for greetings cards and book dust jackets. Influenced by his grandfather Allen Seaby and other artists including Charles Tunnicliffe, he has developed a distinctive style and achieved popular success as a wildlife artist and designed the RSPB's first avocet logo.
In 1998 after a break of 25 years, Robert resumed printmaking, always his favourite medium. His prints translate into exceptional greetings cards and birthday cards, with their bold use of colour and inspiring natural subjects.