Robert started painting late in life with teacher and watercolorist, Shirley Bird Wright. He has studied with many national artists, particularly Lien Zhen. Recently, he started creating scratchboard art which has taken up all his time in the studio!
Robert belongs to several art associations and takes a very active role in promoting other artists. As Past President of Evergreen Art Association in Newport, he continues to help coordinate and promote many activities such as a first-ever Plein Aire Invitational in Newport August 16.