Rob has been painting plein-air in parks and public areas in Seattle and around the northwest steadily since 2002. For much of that time, the landscape was portrayed representationally but as a pristine wilderness, more or less, with any signs of the hand of man summarily edited out. Lately, he has diverged from this method, both including – and even focusing on – some of the park infrastructure that he would encounter every time he went out to paint, and also by painting familiar places from memory and in a freer style sometimes colored by history, lore, and imagination.
Rob graduated from Western Washington University in 1998 with a BFA in painting.
He currently lives in Seattle, surrounded by parks, play fields, and Lake Washington