From naval career to top pop artist

Up-and-coming artist Lhouette who is Luton born and bred
Up-and-coming artist Lhouette who is Luton born and bred

Luton-born pop art star Lhouette – real name Ciaran Robinson – joined the Royal Navy instead of going to art college so he could “see the world and get inspiration from other cultures.”

Five years and 21 countries later, he’s being hailed as one of the most exciting talents on the contemporary scene.

The Fine Art Trade Guild billed the 29-year-old as ‘Best Up and Coming Artist’ in 2014, his work has been showcased alongside Picasso’s at the Houses of Parliament and his debut solo exhibtion in St Albans was a sell-out.

The former Queensbury High pupil has a studio in Bletchley and is preparing for a massive show next year involving four galleries and 50 piece of innovative art.

He describes his work as ‘post urban glamour’ and says his psuedonym Lhouette is a contraction of the ‘silhouette’ style he employed when he started his career and wanted to remain anonymous.