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 attended Radford University in Virginia and majored 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.
In his earlier years the subject matter, style, technique, size, substrate and medium of his work had no boundaries. Viewing his portfolio would have lead you to believe it to be the work of several different artists, for he's easily inspired and always up for a new challenge.
In 2016 he slowly began to move towards abstract. With the addition of abstract into his portfolio, his work was now literally all over the place, and lacked cohesiveness. He then soon took the advice to "pick his poison", and abstract it was. He was drawn to the freedom he found in it, and could also 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.
Before The Move To Abstract...