Rob has deep local roots in the area where he and Beverley live in a restored 1910 family home overlooking Philips Harbour and Chedabucto Bay.
Illustration is a principle practice that begins most of my work, but I experiment with many mediums depending on what forms and concepts I express. I have created a wide range of works.
My love of working in inks probably stems from my practical background in printing. It is such a defining medium, like ying and yang; it gives me balance.
I am an acrylic paint pouring artist.
I choose painting pouring because I just love the cells and the way the paint flows on the canvas. It’s like a snowflake; no two paintings are the same.
Even work on small paintings can take days, (working little by little), I notice myself feeling almost afraid as I begin, but then, once the pristine canvas is tackled, it’s full steam ahead.
I am always working to improve as an artist and tell stories through my work. If I can convince somebody, even just for a second, that the characters and stories I write are real, that makes it worth wild for me.
My artistic vision is influenced by the wild natural landscape of the eastern shore of Nova Scotia.
My life is shaped, my spirit is sustained, and my artwork is inspired by the wild moody landscapes around my home. I see beauty in scenery that many people dismiss as bleak: a windswept barrens, a foggy beach, a granite headland, a snowy field, a bog.
I make wire and bead jewelry and other interesting items. I use all kinds of materials – wherever something pops up that speaks to me – including fish scales, cabochons (a gem polished but not faceted), and of course beads.
The diverse range in my artistic style, my drive and yearning for new techniques, experimentation, and self-challenge leaves every artwork a special and unique piece to connect with.