Providence, Rhode Island – based artist and painter Rob Rey graduated with a BFA in Illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design.
While his foremost passion is for learning of any kind, Rob’s interests are frequently peaked by mythology, science, and psychology. 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 also thought provoking 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.
Let’s check out several of his artworks