Robert Pennix born in Lynchburg, Va. started drawing at a very young age he has worked in many mediums. While in high school Robert was influenced by his instructor to recognize the importance of color, perspective, shading, and shapes. This served him well in his college years. He excelled in all of his fine art classes, winning awards in oil painting, drawing and photography. Robert worked for a couple years as a free lance artist. His free lance work also included several mediums. Over the years Robert has had a successful career as a Culinary Professional while continuing work as a pencil and pastel artist on commission basis. His warm and lifelike portraits hang in homes throughout his regions. He pays close attention to the subject in order to achieve likeness and expression that is distinctly characteristic of the individual.
Robertís interest in photography began in college. After college he worked for a short time for a design company developing film and creating backdrops for table top photography. Never putting the camera down Robert used photography as way to record the subjects in his portrait work. After numerous shots he realized the camera was an instrument that could be used to record subject matter that is a product of his everyday life and travels. He started to venture out with the intention of discovering things that draw his attention. When one studies his photographs, it becomes obvious that the subject matter is secondary to his innate understanding of composition and arrangement. Photography has unleashed a level of creativity that he wants to share with others.