Acrylic on wood panel
Rob has always been passionate about art, starting with cartooning in kindergarten. From cartooning, his artwork graduated to sketching and painting wildlife and landscapes. Whether exploring on bikes, camping, fishing, or long hikes, inspiration was all around. He finds being outdoors amongst nature both inspiring and intoxicating.
His artistic talents took a backseat while raising a family and pursuing a demanding career. Painting and art for him has always been a yearning which bring both great joy, and frustration on days when the paint and mind are not aligned. The inspiration for his paintings is created from numerous hours in the field, research, and thumbnail sketches.
Travels have led him to many amazing places, hiking on the Canadian tundra to photograph caribou and wolves, several jungle excursions to the Amazon basin in Ecuador, Brazil, and Peru in search of jaguars, macaws, parrots, monkeys, or whatever marvel of nature passed by. Closer to home, the Great Bear Rainforest, Rockies, and Grasslands National Park has provided inspiration and are true marvels to be protected and treasured.
He works primarily in acrylics on board or canvas. His goal is for the viewer of his paintings to reflect on natures beauty or a special moment from their past.
As an active supporter of Ducks Unlimited, Pacific Salmon Foundation and Rainforest Trust, a 5% donation of all proceeds from the sale of his work is donated to charities supporting habitat restoration and preservation.