As a young boy it were comics that inspired him to draw, and art has been his passion ever since. He studied art at Vrije Akademies in The Hague and Delft, the Netherlands, and at the Art School of Peterborough, Canada with Di Collins, Richard Hayman, Roel Jonges, Anne-Marie Kornachuk, Chris Ridpath and April Steele. Rob now teaches oil painting at the Art School of Peterborough, and served on the Board of Directors of from 2007 to 2012; the last three years as chair.
Rob is a member of artists collective Little Red Hen, and his work can always be found at the Gallery in the Attic, home of Little Red Hen. Proximity Fine Art shows his work at its gallery at Carveth’s Marina, Stoney lake, Ontario, and you can find his work at Lew Gallery just north of Buckhorn. He is an elected member of the Ontario Society of Artists.