Born in Sydney Nova Scotia in 1960, he lived in Halifax until moving to Ontario in the early 70s , attending school in
St Catharines, he graduated from Sir Winston Churchill High school. Rob later attended Niagara College taking the Visual Creative Art & Design program, studying under master painter and print maker Ken Cosgrove in the late 70’s early 80’s, learning Graphic Arts and Life Painting as well as Silk screening and Drawing.
He later moved to Brantford for a job that he held for 24 years, always painting and doing his photography. Since adopting two girls from China he has found a new meaning to life. It changed priorities to the things that really matter, like his family and his art. Getting back to showing in several art exhibitions and selling his paintings and prints, the passion to paint and photograph has been rejuvenated.
Rob’s heart still belongs to the East coast which is very evident in his work of fishing villages and boats and he hopes to retire in Nova Scotia someday and continue his art as a full time obsession.
He won a Grant for Exhibition from the Ontario Art Council in 2012, as well as putting his work in several galleries in Nova Scotia. He hopes to continue painting and showing his work anywhere that will let him.
Artist Website – www.sunnywoodartandphoto.com