I developed my scroll saw hobby after recovering from a major stroke. At first I used simple patterns, but as time went on, I used more detailed patterns, and, finally, made my own art by using a photo as my pattern. Eventually, I bought a special left-handed scroll saw which could do more intricate work. This piece, "Together Always", was inspired by a sculpture, The Valentine, by George Lundeen. Some of my other works include portraits, The Holland Light House (Big Red) and various other subjects. My pieces have been displayed at Freedom Village, Mary Free Bed, The Trestle Stop, Vicki's restaurant, and other community venues. I have been written up in "Scroll Saw Wood Working Crafts Magazine,"The Holland Sentinel, and The Freedom Village Crier. I was born in East Saugatuck and lived in Hamilton for most of my life. I have a daughter, Tonya, and two sons, Craig and Jason. six grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. Current projects include a portrait of my wife, Barb, and Nativity scenes for each of my grandchildren.
Robert's ArtPrize Entries
These are Robert's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Robert's Past Work
These are images of past work that Robert has done.