After spending 18 years in St. Pete, FL. Rob and his wife decided it was time for a change and made a move out to Klamath Falls, OR in 2019. His passion for art began at a young age in his hometown of Glastonbury, CT. He still has vivid memories of drawing life-sized versions of his Star Wars figures on multiple pieces of paper that he taped together. His love for art continued throughout high school and into college. Where he graduated from Radford University in 1999 majoring in Art with a concentration in Graphic Design. He would also spend a semester in Greece to earn a minor in Art History. He then continued on to his graduate studies at Central Connecticut State University.
Up until around 2016 his work primarily consisted of Impressionistic/Photorealistic portraits, landscapes, and still life. Which could be found in galleries and art festivals around Florida. Growing tired of recreating photos he began to dabble in abstract and was instantly attracted to the freedom he found in it. He was was also able make use of the many skills and mediums he had perfected over the years. He now uses a combination of them in every piece. Usually by applying many layers of oil over many layers of acrylics. However, it's not uncommon for him to also remove many of the layers. He has also now created his own medium, which he calls his "special sauce". A medium with an extremely high build that accepts both oils and acrylics. He primarily adds natural pigments among other "things" to the "special sauce" to create his own unique colors with a variety of textures.
Since moving to a remote location in Southern Oregon, he has shifted to primarily selling his work online, allowing his "originals" to now be found in 44 countries.
Before The Move To Abstract...