Upon graduation from UCF, and while he was still applying for jobs, fate stepped in and changed Rob's plans. A person interested in buying his family's FL home (they had relocated about year after Rob), saw some of Rob's work hanging on the walls while being shown the home. The person happened to be the owner of a small animation gallery and hired Rob on the spot as a color key. Knowing very little about animation, Rob was a quick study and excelled at what he thought was a temporary job. One studio led to another and eventually he had a fledgling art career.
Working in animation and video game art further inspired Rob's passion for art and oil painting. An empty bedroom in his home became his studio and he spent countless hours creating works that made him happy. Environments, atmosphere and backgrounds have always been his favorite parts of any animated film and he studied the works of his artistic idol James Coleman. With each new painting Rob finished in his home studio, he further embraced a new dream of building a career as a fine artist. On the weekends, Rob started showing his work at local art festivals. The feedback his work received from passesrby fueled his new dream.
With the success and popularity of his artwork and his characters continuing to grow, Rob appreciates the many opportunities he has received in the art world. He is fortunate to have been granted the license to paint some of his favorite films in his own style. Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Warner Bros. have all taken form on Rob's easel and his inner child and geek come to the forefront to pay homage to the moment. His alma mater the University of Central Florida recently called upon him to contribute artwork on a grand scale to the football stadium by painting and designing a club floor that will be seen in aerial shots during televised games. "I can't tell you how cool it is. For years, I've attended UCF games and now, even if in a small way, I get to be part of the game. It's amazing!"