3-D Design, Architecture, Arts Ministry, Book Making, Ceramics, Drawing, Glass Arts, Graphic Design, Liturgical Design, Metal Work, Mixed Media, Museum/Gallery, Painting, Printmaking, Public Art, Sculpture, Theology, Works on Paper
Artist / Personal Statement
I am an artist, husband, father and follower of Jesus. I am a lifelong Iowan. I received my BA in studio art from Iowa Wesleyan College, MDiv at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary where I was the Artist in Residence. Currently, I am the Associate Pastor at Asbury United Methodist Church, Bettendorf. I started an organization “The Art Project” as a vehicle to use art as a voice/method to bring hope, love and peace to the hurting places of this world. The Art Project has allowed me to travel, teach, speak and do art around the United States, England, Philippines and with the refugee children in Palestine. I live a colorful life, a life of love, belief, prayer, and faith in all aspects of my life. My hope is that all who see, hear and experience my life/art will know that I am a representative of the Creator.
Accomplishments / CV
2014 MDiv from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
2012-2014 Artist in Residence, 2012-2014 Garrett-ETs
Traveling Art Show of Art created in Palestine
Two public murals on the Apartheid Wall in Bethlehem, West bank, Palestine.
Featured in a section of Dr. Dwight Judy's book "Quiet Pentecost"
Noted in the Article "American Graffiti (and French, Brazilian, German): The World's Best Street Art" by Caitlin M. Kiernan, September 16, 2014 https://www.yahoo.com/travel/american-graffiti-and-french-brazilian...
1996 Bachelor of Studio Art from Iowa Wesleyan College
Hi Steve: Thank you for the friend invite. I'm finally back to PA... got lots and lots of sleep... early today - made my homemade soup (a cream of carrot/ squash/ parsnip soup)... and now am ready to return to my art making practice. Please do stay in touch ! Blessings - Robert