Robin Reynolds


Robin Reynolds works in pen-and-ink and watercolour. He is best known for his historical panoramas of London and New Orleans. Visscher Redrawn (2016) is an update of the famous 1616 engraving of London, depicting the old London Bridge adorned with heads on pikes. The new version, coinciding with the Shakespeare 400 celebrations and the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire, was exhibited at the Guildhall Art Gallery in 2016-17.

Between Heaven and Hell is a celebration of 300 years of the city of New Orleans, and is a collaboration between Robin, the Historic New Orleans Collection, and his brother Simon, who created the interactive guide that explains the complex imagery underpinning the panorama.

Robin was born in Zimbabwe 1952. He spent most of his working life in journalism and business communications in the United Kingdom. Latterly he was responsible for the BBC’s art and history collections.

Initially he pursued drawing in spare time between work and family commitments. But since 2010 he has been developing stories in pictures full-time, along a number of themes – notably fantasy townscapes and disasters, and more recently city panoramas.

Robin and his wife, Susan Mildenhall, who specialises in painted furniture, took part in the 2022 Henley Arts Trail. They are exhibiting again in 2023, when Robin will be unveiling his pictorial history of the Tower of London.

What a wonderful artist is Robin. The fantasies of a gifted story-teller

Ludwig Schwerin (1897-1983)