Robert, who also goes by Bob, was born and raised in Cleveland, OH. His high school art teacher was a major influence on his decision to pursue an art career. He obtained his formal art training at Miami University in Ohio with an emphasis on illustration and graphic design. 

After beginning his art career at Hallmark Cards, Bob began working as a graphic designer at KTVU in Oakland, CA.

Since then, Bob's technique has evolved over the years into the wet-in-wet technique. His original watercolor paintings convey a fresh and spontaneous feeling.

He is now starting his 52nd year as a professional artist. 

When he isn't doing art shows in the West or giving art lessons, you can find Bob kayaking, hiking, playing tennis or golfing.