Robert Carley


Robert Carley was born in Regina, Saskatchewan (Canada) in 1940. In 1943 the family moved to Vancouver, British Columbia. In Robert’s early teens he immersed himself in music and voice training.

In 1960 Robert auditioned for The Royal Conservatory of Music and The Faculty of Music Opera School in Toronto, Ontario (Canada). He was awarded a scholarship and graduated in 1965.

For the next two decades Robert performed with the Canadian Opera Company, Stratford on Avon, C.B.C. television, C.B.C radio, E.T.V. television, C.F.T.O. television, numerous television commercials and industrial shows. His talent has covered all venues of theatre, television, film and radio as a singer/actor before devoting himself entirely to painting.

His paintings are works of an artist working at the height of his creativity. Carley approaches his work boldly and aggressively with a bright palette and a liberal use of paint, trying not to control the work as it progresses but to be part of its creation. His work speaks for itself, electrifying and unforgettable.