Arthur Rhodes was born in London in 1944 and went to Watford School of Art in the early Sixties. After his studies he spent ten years traveling through Europe and Asia. Between 1975 and 1979 he lived first in Tokyo and then in Sydney working as an illustrator. In 1979 he got a job as a cartoonist for the New York Times and moved to New York.
It was in 1980 when he came to Deià and got infected by the virus called art which was spread by the artist community founded by Robert Graves. He spent some time with the community in the small mountain village and settled the following year. Arthur became ARTuro.
In his paintings he often plays with words, symbols and situations, sometimes very funny, sometimes a bit romantic, cynical or critical. He might quote a famous painting and add some surprising detail. He might transform a flower into a ladybug, transpose a common scene into a surreal setting or dedicate paint and canvas to a single line of poetry. And he might make you smile.