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Rob Rey
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Through countless mythological traditions, humanity has proven to have a deep-seated need for awe-inspiring stories and the experience of wonder. With a powerful resonance, these stories provide a framework for understanding where we fit in our communities, and in our cosmos. They can also give a us a feeling of shared connection and participation with the rest of humanity, helping us to show our more caring and compassionate side.

Unfortunately, the most popular stories being passed on today come from traditions developed in very different times. These antiquated stories inevitably come prepackaged with inseparable cultural baggage and outdated ideas that are, sadly, ill-suited for the equality, understanding, and change that our modern culture so desperately needs.

What are the resonant, positive, and awe-inspiring stories of today? How can our expanding scientific knowledge drive our enchantment with the natural world and grow our empathic interests toward our fellow humans? Exploring these questions visually, Rob hopes to promote or create the stories that best help us to achieve these goals.

Favourite Books
The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan, The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe by Steven Novella, The Big Picture by Sean Carroll

Interview with the Savvy Painter Podcast!

Interview with the Savvy Painter Podcast!

I'm excited to announce that I did an interview with the Savvy Painter Podcast! We had a great conversation about communicating with art, the role science can play as a fulfilling human story, feeling a sense of wonder with the universe, and a discussion of my painting process. Come have a listen and let me know what you think!
I've been interviewed on Every Day Original! You can read about my painting process, thoughts, and artistic interstellar travels. You know, figuratively speaking.

Best of Show and Artist's Magazine

Best of Show and Artist's Magazine

Last month I was very excited to announce that this painting has received the Best of Show award in the National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society annual "Best of America" exhibition. Well, the December issue of the Artist's Magazine has been released and I can now tell you that the same painting has received an Honorable Mention in the Magazine's 30th Annual Art Competition in the figure and portrait category! I'm honored once again to be in the company of so many great artists. Go check out all the other great art in this issue on the news stands. You can see an excerpt of the magazine on my blog:

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vinzdream2006Professional Digital Artist

I love your work
Katzenminze86Professional Traditional Artist
Your works are stunning! Beautiful play with lighting.
your art is really jaw dropping :)
MB-Johnson Traditional Artist
Awesome work!
FRIEND711Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday! !
Today is a special day worthy of celebration--because you are a special person worthy of celebration, and it is your birthday.  You in all the universe are a unique product of unique experience that have shaped a unique and compelling perspective. You merit interest and attention; you merit praise.  Your presence in this shared reality makes that reality a better place.  For that, and your brave and generous sharing of the products of your experiences and creativity, I pause to note that I rejoice in you, and wish you a truly HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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