BIO
Robert is a contemporary artist from the Richmond metropolitan area. His paintings are influenced from his extensive travels throughout Europe and the Middle East and from his passion with the beaches, inlets and marshes along the North Carolina coastline. As a life-long sportsman, Robert is inspired by the outdoors, which is reflective in many of his paintings. While he does not consider himself a “landscape” painter, he often describes his works as “accidental landscapes”.

A graduate of Atlantic Christian College in Wilson, N.C. with a Graphic Design degree, Robert has served as an Illustrator with the Department of Defense, an adjunct professor teaching Airbrush Illustration at John Tyler Community College and a free-lance Illustrator for Ad agencies and corporate clients throughout Virginia. In 2004, Robert transformed his skills from a structured graphic design professional into an artist creating beautifully crafted abstract paintings. His paintings vary from heavily textured pieces that utilize cement and pastes to canvases in which he applies multiple layers of washes to achieve atmospheric qualities. Robert is a member of the Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association and lives and maintains a studio in Chesterfield, VA.

EXHIBITIONS
2020 Group Show, "Size Doesn't Matter", Glave Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA

2019 Group Show, Metropolitan Richmond Artists Assoc, Crossroads Art Center, Richmond, VA
2019 Group Show, “Hung Juried”, Glave Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA
2018 Group Show, Barnes Corner Gallery, Wilson, NC
2018 Solo Show, “Sonnets and Stanzas”, ArtWorks, Richmond, VA

2018 Group Show, Art Speaks, Bay School Art Center, Mathews, VA
2013 Group Show, Emerging 2013, Rawls Museum, Courtland VA
2013 Solo Show, "In the Evening", ArtWorks, Richmond VA

2006 Solo Show, “3 Cities”, ArtWorks, Richmond VA
2005 Solo Show, “Landscapes & Shadows”, Petersburg Regional Art Center, Petersburg VA
2004 Solo Show, “Commercial Grade”, Petersburg Regional Art Center, Petersburg VA
1987 Solo Show, Petersburg Area Art League, Petersburg VA

AWARDS
2014 Honorable Mention, Juried Show, Crossroad Art Center, Richmond VA
2014 Honorable Mention, Juried Show, Side Street Gallery, Chester VA
2014 Honorable Mention, Juried Show, Crossroads Art Center, Richmond VA
2013 2nd Place, Juried Show, Emerging 2013, Rawls Museum, Courtland VA
2013 Best in Show, Juried Show, Petersburg Regional Art Center, Petersburg VA
2013 3rd Place, Juried Show, ArtWorks, Richmond VA

2006 2nd Place, Juried Show, Petersburg Regional Art Center, Petersburg VA
2006 Best in Show, Juried Show, Crossroads Art Center, Richmond VA
2005 3rd Place, Juried Show, Petersburg Regional Art Center, Petersburg VA
2005 Best in Show, Juried Show, Petersburg Regional Art Center, Petersburg VA
2005 Best in Show, Juried Show, ArtWorks, Richmond VA

EDUCATION
B.S., Atlantic Christian College, Graphic Design