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Rob Shorter – Back at The Truth Gallery

Artist and illustrator, Robert E. Shorter, has brought his art back to The Truth Gallery after a five-year absence  an absence during which his talent was sorely missed by Gallery visitors and art lovers.

Shorter, a Toledoan since the age of nine, started to show his talent for drawing at an early age and began his formal art studies at the Toledo Museum of Art. He attended Edward Drummond Libbey High School, winning numerous state scholastic art awards and then continued his studies at Bowling Green State University.

Over the years, Shorter has painted and drawn portraits for professional football players, created numerous sports drawings of other various pro athletes and of local high school and college athletes. Shorter’s current preferred medium for his work is Prismacolor pensils using Strathmore premium drawing paper or illustration board.

“I’ve always loved to draw and in the beginning I did quite a bit of oil paintings on canvas, but clean up and space were always an issue. I found over time that I was able to draw and achieve the results I wanted without the clean-up problems using color pencils,” says Shorter. “I eventually taught myself to ‘paint’ with pencils.” He adds that “the richness of Prismacolor pencils allows me to capture any subject in the vivid colors of oils without the sometimes messy cleanup of using oil paints.”

Shorter has been absent from the art scene such as art clubs and art shows, but has consistently created numerous drawings over the years through commissioned art. He reports that he enjoys working out of a small studio in his home and has never given up his passion for or stopped drawing.





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