"Most of the pieces that I produce are a mixture of experimentation with different techniques and materials (water­color, acrylic, sand ,gesso, gel) and ideas for subjects that come to me in thoughts dreams or something that catches my eye. I enjoy most the freedom of the unexpected results of runs and pours that allow me to find objects within and push the limits of design."

I would invite your request for a custom painting. In the event you see a painting that you are attracted to, the style or content, and would prefer a custom color or size Please contact me and I would be more than glad to customize. If you are not completely satisfied with the result of the finished product there is no pressure to purchase it. I welcome the challenge.

Roberts interest in art began while watching and admiring his mothers drawing skill. She would draw his sisters very beautiful paper dolls and designed for the dolls very fashionable clothing. 

As a young boy he had a strong desire to be an architect and followed that desire in high school, enrolling into the drafting class. He was excited with the class and his teacher saw great promise in his ability. 

After high school Robert attended ITT Technical Institute gradu­ating with a 3.89 in Industrial Drafting. In his continued education he received a certificate in Commer­cial Art where he studied color, design, and the art of drawing. 

The drawing came naturally, most likely genetic. His eye for detail was kept alive in his life long career in the graphic arts field. In May of 2002 he started painting in water media under the guidance of Judi Dazzio at the Arts Center in St. Petersburg Florida, now The Dazzio Art Experience. 

Roberts work can be viewed in many local venues where his exciting approach to design and color are sought after. He has been juried into several shows receiving a top award in the St. Pete Pride juried exhibition. 

Robert loves working in watercolor and added acrylics. His natural style is surrealism where he enjoys developing the detail and dimension of each painting. He constantly explores new ideas and media including working with abstraction.

 

Stivers HIgh School, Dayton Ohio 1969-1970 Architectural Drafting

John H.Patterson Co-operative High School, Dayton Ohio 1970-1973 Distributive Education/Marketing including related Art Class

ITT Technical Institute, Dayton Ohio 1980-1981 Certificate of Industrial Drafting

Pinellas Tech Institute, St. Petersburg Florida 1989-1990 Certificate of Commercial Art

The Arts Center/The Dazzio Art Experience, St. Petersburg Florida 2002-2007 Art Design and the Study of Water Media 

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