Born in 1988. Richmond Hill, Ontario, Ca
Robert attended Sheridan College in his twenties. He was introduced to illustrators such as Andrew Loomis. There was life drawing five days a week which he took advantage of. After the program he decided to try oil painting, he rented a shared studio space with other artists on Dundas West in Toronto. Learning in a autodidactic manner he made progress from whatever resources he had. He studied works from the 19th century impressionists/naturalists which he fell in love with. The local museums had many Canadian artists such a the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson which he could study in person. After achieving some success in painting he received the Chalmers Professional development grant from the Ontario Arts Council to do a private mentorship with Daniel J.Keys. The mentorship took place at various workshops in Spain, Arizona, California, New York and Massachusetts. Since then Robert has won numerous awards and has been featured in various magazines. Robert now works as a full time artist.
2017 – Foundation award, The Arts & Letters club (Jury – McMichael Gallery, McLaughlin Gallery, Lock Gallery), 14 Elm Street, Toronto, Ca.
2017 – Best Under 30, PleinAir magazine.
2017 – 21 under 31, Southwest Art magazine.
2017 – Winner, Emerging Artist, Artmuse contest.
2017 – Finalist, Bold Brush contest.
2016 – Chalmers Professional Development Grant, Ontario Arts Council.
“The aesthetic image in the dramatic form is life purified in and reprojected from the human imagination.”
– James Joyce
“Nature is beautiful because it looks like Art; and Art can only be called beautiful if we are conscious of it as Art while yet it looks like Nature.”
― Immanuel Kant