Just finished this illustration of China’s first emperor. It will be part of the display and promotion for the exhibit, China’s Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperor’s Painted Army, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, May 10–Nov. 2, 2014.

Just finished this illustration of China’s first emperor. It will be part of the display and promotion for the exhibit, China’s Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperor’s Painted Army, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, May 10–Nov. 2, 2014.

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My recent oil painting, “Meadow” is currently available at an online auction, which benefits one of my favorite non-profits, Drawing Dreams Foundation. They support art therapy programs for hospitalized children. 100% of the proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase supplies for the Art Therapy Program at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. If you’re interested in bidding, here’s a link to the auction. Bidding ends soon!

My recent oil painting, “Meadow” is currently available at an online auction, which benefits one of my favorite non-profits, Drawing Dreams Foundation. They support art therapy programs for hospitalized children. 100% of the proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase supplies for the Art Therapy Program at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. If you’re interested in bidding, here’s a link to the auction. Bidding ends soon!

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Finished illustration with the editorial design and opening of the interview and Q&A. Boston Magazine, March, 2014

Finished illustration with the editorial design and opening of the interview and Q&A. Boston Magazine, March, 2014

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Recently completed portrait for an editorial illustration. The medium is oil paint on illustration board, 10” x 13”. The upper right image is a progress photo with a string of colors used for the portrait: zinc white, van dyke brown, yellow ochre, cadmium red light and burnt umber.

Recently completed portrait for an editorial illustration. The medium is oil paint on illustration board, 10” x 13”. The upper right image is a progress photo with a string of colors used for the portrait: zinc white, van dyke brown, yellow ochre, cadmium red light and burnt umber.

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Two recent oil landscapes that found a new home this week and will hang in the office of a dermatology practice.

Two recent oil landscapes that found a new home this week and will hang in the office of a dermatology practice.

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Oil on linen landscape currently at the Herron School of Art & Design Alumni Exhibit, Harrison Center for the Arts through November.

Oil on linen landscape currently at the Herron School of Art & Design Alumni Exhibit, Harrison Center for the Arts through November.

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This week marks 19 years of making handmade birthday cards for the nephews.

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Just finished this portrait commission for a friend. Dear members of the family, Rudy & Katie are pictured in front of a wonderfully restored turn-of-the-century barn. The two family cats have a subtle appearance in the background. 24”x36”, Oil on linen.

Just finished this portrait commission for a friend. Dear members of the family, Rudy & Katie are pictured in front of a wonderfully restored turn-of-the-century barn. The two family cats have a subtle appearance in the background. 24”x36”, Oil on linen.

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Working on a series of illustrations for a print ad campaign, Estes Park, Colorado

Working on a series of illustrations for a print ad campaign, Estes Park, Colorado

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My painting, Saint Sebastian. Collection of the Indiana State Museum. Oil on paper, 14.5”x17”

My painting, Saint Sebastian. Collection of the Indiana State Museum. Oil on paper, 14.5”x17”

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"The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress." - Philip Roth

"The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress." - Philip Roth

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Alley cats that I meet on my way to the studio.

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My painting, Nymph of Spring, oil on panel, 12”x12”

My painting, Nymph of Spring, oil on panel, 12”x12”

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The morning dog walk roll call.

The morning dog walk roll call.

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Well hello there. My name is Rob. I'm an artist/ portrait painter/ illustrator/ creative type in Indianapolis. This tumblelog is a notebook of recent projects, photos and happenings in and out of the studio.

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