Robert Wederich

Rob Wederich

As a college student, I was lucky enough to land a summer job in the 70’s as a medical illustrator. My art quickly expanded beyond the bounds of the working environment, and I found myself exploring and experimenting with various media.

While a student, a black and white photographic image I had on exhibit at a juried show of NJ photography caught the eye of a NY Times critic, and was published in the Times. Another image obtained a Nikon award. Despite these early successes, upon entering the business world after college, art was forced to take a backseat to my “real job”.

As such, I pursued art as a hobby over the decades, and have enjoyed working with chalk, pen & ink, B&W and color photography, computer manipulation of images, oils, watercolors, gouache, and video.

Now that I’m retired, I have time to get back into art and pursue it more seriously. A comment I often receive from fellow artists is that many of my photographs “look like paintings”. Exploring nature and capturing its’ form and beauty is something that brings me peace and happiness. Hopefully my work brings peace and happiness to others as well.