Originally from a suburb north of Chicago, Rob Rey hiked across New England on the Appalachian Trail before going on to study at the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating there with a BFA in Illustration. Rob continues to reside in Providence, Rhode Island.
While his foremost passion is for learning of any kind, Rob’s interests are frequently peaked by both natural sciences like astronomy and physics as well as social sciences like psychology and sociology. These interests commonly influence his work, as do a multitude of inspiring artists from classical art to golden age illustration and contemporary representational art.
Through his love affair with the medium of oil paint, he strives to make pictures that are not only beautiful but thought to provoke as well. Careful attention to edges and working “wet into wet” are important to getting the look Rob loves most, but above all, he feels that a successful painting must convey emotion in order to connect with the viewer in a lasting way. His Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.
Want to keep up with art? Check out our Twitter feed.
posted by Margaret