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ORIGINAL PAINTINGS - OIL on CANVAS
(Please call for additional paintings we have available and pricing - 707-332-6254)

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Rob Kaz - Ducking for Cover - original oil on canvas painting

DUCKING FOR COVER

Oil on Canvas
22" x 28"

"This enthusiastic little duck pokes his head around to investigate our frog Beau."

Limited Edition print also available

Rob Kaz - San Juan Wall - original oil on board painting

SAN JUAN WALL

Oil on Board
18" x 24"

Rob Kaz - Curious By Nature - original oil on canvas painting

CURIOUS BY NATURE

Oil on Canvas
10" x 30"

"A few young cats try to figure out what is making the noise on their little hideaway."

Rob Kaz - Gathering at the Wall - original oil on canvas painting

GATHERING AT THE WALL

Oil on Canvas
16" x 20"

Rob Kaz - Playing Koi - original oil on canvas painting

PLAYING KOI

Oil on Canvas
30" x 40"

Limited Edition print also available.

Rob Kaz - Friends at First Sight 12x24 - original oil on canvas painting

FRIENDS AT FIRST SIGHT

Oil on Canvas
12" x 24"

Rob Kaz - Bonsai Pond - original oil on canvas painting

BONSAI POND

Oil on Canvas
22" x 28"

Rob Kaz - Bee Ready - original oil on canvas painting

BEE READY

Oil on Canvas
24" x 12"

Limited Edition print also available.

Rob Kaz - Bird and a Hard Place - original oil on canvas painting

BIRD AND A HARD PLACE

Oil on Canvas
18" x 24"

Rob Kaz - Koi Impression - original oil on canvas painting

BUTTERFLY FLY BY

Oil on Canvas
18" x 36"

Limited Edition print also available.

Rob Kaz - Friendly Ride 15x30 - original oil on canvas painting

FRIENDLY RIDE

Oil on Canvas
15" x 30"

Rob Kaz - Shy Rabbit_18x24 - original oil on canvas painting

SHY RABBIT

Oil on Canvas
18" x 24"

Rob Kaz - Back Steps 22x28 - original oil on canvas painting

BACK STEPS

Oil on Canvas
22" x 28"

Rob Kaz - Butterfly Branch 11x14 - original oil on canvas painting

BUTTERFLY BRANCH

Oil on Canvas
11" x 14"

Rob Kaz - Guarding The Pier 10x30 - original oil on canvas painting

GUARDING THE PIER

Oil on Canvas
10" x 30"

Rob Kaz - Passing By 24x24 - original oil on canvas painting

PASSING BY

Oil on Canvas
24" x 24"

Rob Kaz - Reds Moon 20x16 - original oil on canvas painting

RED'S MOON

Oil on Canvas
20" x 16"

Rob Kaz - Red Up Close 11x14 - original oil on canvas painting

RED UP CLOSE

Oil on Canvas
11" x 14"

Rob Kaz - Snowy Game 22x28 - original oil on canvas painting

SNOWY GAME

Oil on Canvas
22" x 28"

Rob Kaz - Turtle Pier 12x24 - original oil on canvas painting

TURTLE PIER

Oil on Canvas
12" x 24"

Rob Kaz - Weird Fish 14x11 - original oil on canvas painting

WEIRD FISH

Oil on Canvas
14" x 11"

Rob Kaz - Big Eyes - original oil on canvas painting

BIG EYES

Oil on Canvas
16" x 20"

Rob Kaz - Nightlight - original oil on canvas painting

NIGHT LIGHT

Oil on Canvas
22" x 28"

Rob Kaz - Hey You - original oil on canvas painting

HEY YOU

Oil on Canvas
30" x 30"

Rob Kaz - Hey Me - original oil on canvas painting

HEY ME

Oil on Canvas
30" x 30"

Limited Edition print also available.

Rob Kaz - Only Curious - original oil on canvas painting

ONLY CURIOUS

Oil on Canvas
16" x 20"

Rob Kaz - Koi Impression - original oil on canvas painting

KOI IMPRESSION

Oil on Canvas
24" x 18"

Limited Edition print also available.

Rob Kaz - Bee Mine - original oil on canvas painting

BEE MINE

Oil on Canvas
30" x 40"

"In this sequel to Busy Bee, Beau continues chasing the bee through the flowers."

Limited Edition print also available

Rob Kaz - Follow the Leader - original oil on canvas painting

FOLLOW THE LEADER

Oil on Canvas
18" x 24"

Limited Edition print also available.

Rob Kaz - Branching Out - original oil on canvas painting

BRANCHING OUT

Oil on Canvas
22" x 28"

Rob Kaz - Duck - original oil on canvas painting

DUCK

Oil on Canvas
24" x 48"

Rob Kaz - Got Your Back - original oil on canvas painting

GOT YOUR BACK

Oil on Canvas
20" x 16"

Rob Kaz - Enchantment - original oil on canvas painting

ENCHANTMENT

Oil on Canvas
30" x 20"

Rob Kaz - Overlook - original oil on canvas painting

OVERLOOK

Oil on Canvas
12" x 48"

"Beau looks down on a koi who happens to catch him staring."

Rob Kaz - Ray of Flight - original oil on canvas painting

RAY OF FLIGHT

Oil on Canvas
16" x 20"

"This painting was almost finished while aboard Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas. I brought it home to finish a few details. In this painting, Beau takes notice of a new little butterfly friend."

Rob Kaz - Lazy Rain - original oil on canvas painting

LAZY RAIN

Oil on Canvas
30" x 30"

"Beauregard finds himself waiting out a bit of light rain beneath the shelter of a homemade umbrella."

Rob Kaz - Friendly Oranges - original oil on canvas painting

FRIENDLY ORANGES

Oil on Canvas
11" x 14"

Rob Kaz - Forest of Stories - original oil on canvas painting

FOREST OF STORIES I and II

Oil on Print
20" x 16" each

These two works are designed to be mixed media paintings, where you, the buyer, gets to have a chosen character(s) hand painted in over the prints. The piece is created just for you! You can chose one or both sides of the diptych. .

Rob Kaz - Koi II - original oil on canvas painting

KOI II

Oil on Canvas
24" x 36"

Rob Kaz - Orchid - original oil on canvas painting

ORCHID

Oil on Canvas
16" x 20"

Rob Kaz - Piggy Bee - original oil on canvas painting

PIGGY BEE

Oil on Canvas
30" x 40"

Rob Kaz - Raindrops - original oil on canvas painting

RAINDROPS

Oil on Canvas
15" x 30"

Limited Edition print also available.

Rob Kaz - Standoff - original oil on canvas painting

STAND OFF

Oil on Canvas
22" x 28"

Limited Edition print also available.

Rob Kaz - Buggin' Red - original oil on canvas painting
BUGGIN' RED

Oil on Canvas
18" x 24"

Rob Kaz - Moonlit Meeting - original oil on canvas painting
MOONLIT MEETING

Oil on Canvas
18" x 24"

"Beau gets close up with Red."

Limited Edition print also available.

Rob Kaz - Reaching for Red - original oil on canvas painting

REACHING FOR RED

Oil on Canvas
22" x 28"

"Our friend Beau is so close but so far from the lady bug he's trying to touch (who I'm thinking about calling "Red" for fun from now on)."

Rob Kaz - Duck Duck Frog - original oil on canvas painting

DUCK DUCK FROG

Oil on Canvas
18" x 24"

"Ollie the duck discovers Beau hiding in a log."

Rob Kaz - Telltale - original oil on canvas painting

TELLTALE

Oil on Canvas
40" x 30"

Rob Kaz - The Seige - original oil on canvas painting

THE SEIGE

Oil on Canvas
48" x 24"

Rob Kaz - Divided Attention - original oil on canvas painting

DIVIDED ATTENTION

Oil on Canvas
11" x 14 "

"Beau pays close attention to a kitten who wants to be a little closer than the window pane will allow."

Rob Kaz - Dragonfly Hello - original oil on canvas painting

DRAGONFLY HELLO

Oil on Canvas
24" x 18"

"A dragonfly says hello from atop a flower."

Rob Kaz - 8:15 - original oil on canvas painting

8:15

Oil on Canvas
30" x 40"

Rob Kaz - The Fox - original oil on canvas painting

THE FOX

Oil on Canvas
12" x 48"

Rob Kaz - Trust - original oil on canvas painting

TRUST

Oil on Canvas
24" x 48"

Rob Kaz - Whats Up - original oil on canvas painting

WHAT'S UP?

Oil on Canvas
28" x 22"

Rob Kaz - Whatcha Staring At - original oil on canvas painting

WHATCHA STARING AT?

Oil on Canvas
18" x 24"

Rob Kaz - Meeting the Turtle - original oil on canvas painting

MEETING THE TURTLE

Oil on Canvas
18" x 24"

"Our sea turtle buddy finds Beau a bit stranded by the tide."

Limited Edition print also available.

Rob Kaz - Busy Bee - original oil on canvas painting

BUSY BEE

Oil on Canvas
22" x 28"

"Beauregard watches curiously as a small bee buzzes near a daisy."

Limited Edition print also available.

Rob Kaz - Cousins - original oil on canvas painting

COUSINS

Oil on Canvas
10" x 30"

"Some scenes happen in the wild as they do in backyards."

Rob Kaz - Watering Hole - original oil on canvas painting

WATERING HOLE

Oil on Canvas
48" x 48"

Limited Edition print also available.

Rob Kaz - Duck - original oil on canvas painting

SITTING DUCK

Oil on Canvas
30" x 40"

Limited Edition print also available.

Rob Kaz - Heres Looking at You - original oil on canvas painting

HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU

Oil on Canvas
18" x 24"

"Started while journeying the transatlantic on Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas, this painting shows Beau floating on a leaf while checking out the koi below."

Rob Kaz - See Horse - original oil on canvas painting

SEE HORSE

Oil on Canvas
30" x 40"

Rob Kaz - Lady Bug Chase 1 - original oil on canvas painting

LADY BUG CHASE I

Oil on Canvas
11" x 14"

Rob Kaz - Lady Bug Chase 2 - original oil on canvas painting

LADY BUG CHASE II

Oil on Canvas
14" x 11"

Rob Kaz - Lady Bug Chase 3 - original oil on canvas painting

LADY BUG CHASE III

Oil on Canvas
11" x 14"

Rob Kaz - Solitary Orchid - original oil on canvas painting

SOLITARY ORCHID

Oil on Canvas
28" x 14"

"Beau checks out a lady bug on an orchid."

Limited Edition print also available.

Rob Kaz - Lady Bug Log - original oil on canvas painting

LADYBUG LOG

Oil on Canvas
20" x 16"

"Beau checks out a lady bug on an orchid."

Rob Kaz - Toothpick - original oil on canvas painting

TOOTHPICK

Oil on Canvas
24" x 48"

"Our friend Beau has really picked the wrong log to hop onto! Luckily for him, this gator is simply curious.

Limited Edition print also available!

Rob Kaz - At the Wall - original oil on canvas painting

AT THE WALL

Oil on Canvas
18" x 24"

Rob Kaz - Pardon Me - original oil on canvas painting

PARDON ME

Oil on Canvas
16" x 20"

"I had a lot of fun painting Beau up close and personal in 'Only Curious,' so I played again but this time with an extension of 'Hold On A Sec' and the interaction between the dog and Beau. Perhaps this is a bit more of the story"

Rob Kaz - Stepping Up - original oil on canvas painting

STEPPING UP

Oil on Canvas
22" x 28"

Rob Kaz - Wake Up - original oil on canvas painting

WAKE UP

Oil on Canvas
30" x 40"

"The teddy bear girl returns with her dog wanting to get a head start on playtime. Most characters in this piece are sleeping except the dog and teddy with the sunlight just coming in."

Rob Kaz - Alot on the Line - original oil on canvas painting

ALOT ON THE LINE

Oil on Canvas
24" x 12"

Rob Kaz - Buoy - original oil on canvas painting

BUOY

Oil on Canvas
10" x 20"

Rob Kaz - Sunrise Surprise - original oil on canvas painting

SUNRISE SURPRISE

Oil on Canvas
18" x 24"

"Beau gets caught checking out a bird house. This painting was started while traveling the transatlantic on Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas."

Rob Kaz - Beach Cabana - original oil on canvas painting

BEACH CABANA

Oil on Canvas
22" x 28"

Rob Kaz - Love Bugs - original oil on canvas painting

LOVE BUGS

Oil on Canvas
20" x 16"

"It's all about bugs in love. I had fun putting little hearts and other things to suggest love being in the air. Happy Valentine's!"

 

Rob Kaz - Aquarium - original oil on canvas painting

AQUARIUM

Oil on Canvas
30" x 40"

Rob Kaz - Anticipation - original oil on canvas painting

ANTICIPATION

Oil on Canvas
22" x 28"

Rob Kaz - Delay of Game - original oil on canvas painting

DELAY OF GAME

Oil on Canvas
48" x 60"

Rob Kaz - Departure - original oil on canvas painting

DEPARTURE

Oil on Canvas
30" x 40"

Rob Kaz - Fort Paradise - original oil on canvas painting

FORT PARADISE

Oil on Canvas
22" x 28"

Rob Kaz - Taking a Moment - original oil on canvas painting

TAKING A MOMENT

Oil on Canvas
18" x 24"

"In the midst of fireflies, Beau checks out a lantern"

Rob Kaz - Found Message - original oil on canvas painting

FOUND MESSAGE

Oil on Canvas
16" x 20"

Rob Kaz - Grotto - original oil on canvas painting

GROTTO

Oil on Canvas
24" x 48"

Rob Kaz - Go with the Flow - original oil on canvas painting
GO WITH THE FLOW

Oil on Canvas
22" x 28"

"Cruising along with no worries."

Rob Kaz - Hang Loose - original oil on canvas painting

HANG LOOSE

Oil on Canvas
40" x 30"

Rob Kaz - Hanging On - original oil on canvas painting

HANGING ON

Oil on Canvas
30" x 40"

Rob Kaz - Heart of Oak - original oil on canvas painting

HEART OF OAK

Oil on Canvas
24" x 18"

Rob Kaz - A Wild Hare - original oil on canvas painting

A WILD HARE

Oil on Canvas
18" x 24"

"Beau getting a checkout by two rabbit friends.  Meant to be a companion piece for "All Hopped Up" below "

Rob Kaz - All Hopped Up- original oil on canvas painting

ALL HOPPED UP

Oil on Canvas
18" x 24"

"Beau getting a checkout by two rabbit friends.  Meant to be a companion piece for "A Wild Hare" above"

Limited Edition print also available.

Rob Kaz - Hold On A Sec - original oil on canvas painting

HOLD ON A SEC

Oil on Canvas
24" x 48"

Rob Kaz - Surprise - original oil on canvas painting

SURPRISE

Oil on Canvas
18" x 48"

"A boxer pops up for a surprise visit on our friend Beau."

Rob Kaz - In for the Night - original oil on canvas painting

IN FOR THE NIGHT

Oil on Canvas
30" x 40"

Rob Kaz - Lamp Post - original oil on canvas painting

LAMP POST

Oil on Canvas
16" x 20"

Rob Kaz - Last Launch - original oil on canvas painting

LAST LAUNCH

Oil on Canvas
20" x 60"

Rob Kaz - Looking Back - original oil on canvas painting

LOOKING BACK

Oil on Canvas
22" x 28"

Rob Kaz - Moonlight Tide - original oil on canvas painting

MOONLIGHT TIDE

Oil on Canvas
24" x 48"

Rob Kaz - That was Fun - original oil on canvas painting

THAT WAS FUN

Oil on Canvas
20" x 16"

Rob Kaz - Out on a Limb - original oil on canvas painting

OUT ON A LIMB

Oil on Canvas
24" x 32"

Rob Kaz - Paper Lanterns - original oil on canvas painting

PAPER LANTERNS

Oil on Canvas
15" x 30"

Rob Kaz - Peaceful Garden - original oil on canvas painting

PEACEFUL GARDEN

Oil on Canvas
30" x 40"

Rob Kaz - Petals - original oil on canvas painting

PETALS

Oil on Canvas
16" x 20"

Rob Kaz - The Fox - original oil on canvas painting

THE FOX

Oil on Canvas
12" x 48"

Rob Kaz - First Swim - original oil on canvas painting

FIRST SWIM

Oil on Canvas
12" x 24"

Rob Kaz - Flower Friend - original oil on canvas painting

FLOWER FRIEND

Oil on Canvas
11" x 14"

"A small rendition of Beau by a flower checking out a butterfly. I had fun with the light to create a small environment as opposed to showing the distances. "

Rob Kaz - The Waters Edge - original oil on canvas painting

THE WATER'S EDGE

Oil on Canvas
11" x 14"

"A small study of light hitting a root that's grown into the water. A little Beau added looking at a butterfly."

Rob Kaz - The Wee Hours - original oil on canvas painting

THE WEE HOURS

Oil on Canvas
28" x 22"

Rob Kaz - Three Sisters - original oil on canvas painting

THREE SISTERS

Oil on Canvas
30" x 10"

Rob Kaz - Tire Swing - original oil on canvas painting

TIRE SWING

Oil on Canvas
20" x 16"

Rob Kaz - Undercover - original oil on canvas painting

UNDERCOVER

Oil on Canvas
18" x 24"

Rob Kaz - Waiting Game - original oil on canvas painting

WAITING GAME

Oil on Canvas
16" x 20"

Rob Kaz - Wings - original oil on canvas painting

WINGS

Oil on Canvas
12" x 24"

"I wanted a fun juxtaposition between the two sets of wings in the piece."

Rob Kaz - St. Augustine - original oil on canvas painting

ST. AUGUSTINE

Oil on Canvas
48" x 24"

Rob Kaz - St. Augustine Lighthouse - original oil on canvas painting

ST. AUGUSTINE LIGHTHOUSE

Oil on Canvas
24" x 32"

PRINTS - GICLEES on CANVAS
(AP & PP Editions are Hand-Embellished by Rob Kaz)

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Rob Kaz - Beau Sleeps - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas

BEAU SLEEPS

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 195
AP Edition Size: 20
18" x 24"

Rob Kaz - Flyin' South - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas

FLYIN SOUTH

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 195
AP Edition Size: 20
30" x 10"

Rob Kaz - Hootenanie - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas

HOOTENANIE

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 195
AP Edition Size: 20
12" x 24"

We have 1 AP edition available, with a sketch, by Rob Kaz, on the back!

Rob Kaz - Butterflage - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas

BUTTERFLAGE

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 195
AP Edition Size: 20
12" x 24"
18" x 36"

We have 1 AP edition available, with a sketch, by Rob Kaz, on the back!

Rob Kaz - Follow the Leader - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas

FOLLOW THE LEADER

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 195
AP Edition Size: 20
18" x 24"

Rob Kaz - Ducking for Cover - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas

DUCKING FOR COVER

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 195
AP Edition Size: 20
22" x 28"

We have the original painting from which this print was made currently available!

Rob Kaz - PiggyBack - signed and numbered, limited edition print

PIGGYBACK

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 195
AP/PP Edition Size: 40
20" x 26.5"
30" x 40"

Rob Kaz - Playing Koi - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas

PLAYING KOI

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 195
AP/PP Edition Size: 40
20" x 26.5"
30" x 40"

Rob Kaz - Busy Bee - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas

BUSY BEE

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 295
AP Edition Size: 30

22" x 28"

"Beauregard watches curiously as a small bee buzzes near a daisy."

Rob Kaz - All Hopped Up - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas

ALL HOPPED UP

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 195
AP Edition Size: 20
16" x 20"

Rob Kaz - Bee Ready - original oil on canvas painting

BEE READY

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 195
AP Edition Size: 20

24" x 12"

We have the original painting from which this print was made currently available!

Rob Kaz - SITTING DUCK - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas

SITTING DUCK

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 295
AP Edition Size: 30
20" x 26.5"

Rob Kaz - Meeting the Turtle - signed and numbered Limited Edition on canvas

MEETING THE TURTLE

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 195
AP Edition Size: 20
18" x 24"

Rob Kaz - Koi Impression - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas

BUTTERFLY FLY BY

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 195
AP/PP Edition Size: 40

12" x 24"
18" x 36"

Rob Kaz - Moonlit Meeting - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas
MOONLIT MEETING

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 195
AP/PP Edition Size: 40

16" x 20"
18" x 24"

"Beau gets close up with Red."

Rob Kaz - Bee Mine - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas

BEE MINE

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 195
AP Edition Size: 20
16" x 20"

Rob Kaz - Hey Me - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas

HEY ME

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 195
AP/PP Edition Size: 40

22" x 22"

Rob Kaz - Koi Impression - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas

KOI IMPRESSION

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 195
AP/PP Edition Size: 40

14" x 18"
18" x 24"

Rob Kaz - Raindrops - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas

RAINDROPS

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 195
AP Edition Size: 40

15" x 30"
20" x 40"

Rob Kaz - friends in low places - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas

FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 195
AP/PP Edition Size: 40

12" x 24"

Rob Kaz - Up In a Tree - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas

UP IN A TREE

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 195
AP/PP Edition Size: 40

20" x 16"
24" x 18"

Rob Kaz - Standoff - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas

STAND OFF

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 295
AP Edition Size: 30

22" x 28"

Rob Kaz - Family Tree - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas

FAMILY TREE

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 195
AP/PP Edition Size: 40

12" x 16"
16" x 20"

Rob Kaz - Toothpick - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas

TOOTHPICK

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 195
AP/PP Edition Size: 40

24" x 48"

"Our friend Beau has really picked the wrong log to hop onto! Luckily for him, this gator is simply curious.

Rob Kaz - Plumeria - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas

PLUMERIA

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 295
AP Edition Size: 30

24" x 32"

Rob Kaz - Plumeria - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas

SOLITARY ORCHID

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 195
AP Edition Size: 20

36" x 18"

Rob Kaz - Watering Hole - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas

WATERING HOLE

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 295
AP Edition Size: 30

25" x 25"

Rob Kaz - Moonlight lagoon - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas

MOONLIGHT LAGOON

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 195
AP/PP Edition Size: 40

22" x 28"

Rob Kaz - Stories II - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas

STORIES II

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 195
AP/PP Edition Size: 40

15" x 30"
20" x 40"

Rob Kaz - Fascination - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas

FASCINATION

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 295
AP Edition Size: 30
30" x 24"

Rob Kaz - Lunch on the Line - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas

LUNCH ON THE LINE

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 195
AP/PP Edition Size: 40
15" x 30"
20" x 40"

Rob Kaz - Drifting -  - signed and numbered limited edition print on canvas

DRIFTING

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size: 195
AP/PP Edition Size: 40
20" x 26.5"
30" x 40"

ROB KAZ - BIO


Artist Statement:

Potent colors and engaging light are vessels I hope will bring you into the atmosphere of my paintings and leave your spirit wanting to stay. Quite simply, I want you to long to be in the painting, to take comfort and smile with a sense of whimsy, a sentiment in my paintings that can be contributed to my influential background in professional studio animation and video game art.

I approach each painting with a conscious sense of balance between earth and water - most of my paintings have water even if its existence is only implied. I find natural beauty and a soothing logic in water that meets land that I hope relates as emotions, even if not parallel to my own.

The signature is always the most complicated part of any painting because I find it extremely difficult to ever call a painting complete. But if you view my painting and find yourself there leaned against a palm on the shore while your mind authors a light rain or a curious butterfly taking flight, then I suppose a painting is never quite complete."

Bio:

Rob took an interest in artwork even as a child while watching his father paint with watercolor. Throughout his youth, Rob drew (on school books, napkins in restaurants, etc.) and took an interest in oil painting. He painted as a hobby.

After graduating high school in New Jersey, Rob moved to Orlando to attend the University of Central Florida where he studied criminal justice. Following graduation from UCF, Rob began working for a number of small animation studios as a color stylist. Because Disney had recently relocated their animation studios to California and left many animators in Central Florida who chose not to uproot, Rob found himself working “along side quite possibly the most talented artists i've ever known right there in those small studios.” Their influence was invaluable. Embracing his love for art, Rob began teaching himself 3D animation and became a modeler and lighter. Eventually, he was hired as an art and scene director, being credited with a feature-length film shortly thereafter. While at the studios, Rob had the opportunity to work in many areas of film. In particular, the time he spent in character creation and environments heavily influenced his painting style.

For some time, Rob balanced two careers – creating art for Electronic Arts (EA Tiburon in Maitland, Florida) for half the year and painting professionally during the other half. At EA, Rob worked on sports games including as Madden and NCAA football. For Madden, he created the faces of Brett Farve, Tom Brady, Eli Manning, Donovan McNabb and many other top name players. For NCAA, he worked on almost all the uniforms and helmets totaling around 180 unique sets with complete authenticity right down to the stitching. As a character artist, he created and tuned the multitude of elements that all contribute to photo-real human likenesses in the game.

The artwork he puts on canvas is vastly different from the artwork he produced for EA. Rather than focus on the likeness of another, he allows his mind’s eye to imagine. He imagines places he’d rather be and he imagines friends along the way. Those two categories, 1) Places I’d Rather Be and 2) Friends Along the Way, occurred naturally as Rob began building a body of work. In most cases, his paintings easily fall into one or the other (and sometimes both). When his last contract ended with EA, Rob took a leap of faith and began painting full time. When buyers became fans and then collectors, Rob began to believe his leap of faith was justified. Today, Rob’s work is a mirror of his background in animation and video game art.

Though all of his paintings are images drawn from his own imagination, Rob finds inspiration for scenes from his two dogs - Beauregard (after whom his frog character is named) and Kira.




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