Robert has been painting for over 40 years. He began his art in Antigonish as a student of Gerry McGillivray in 1975 for 2 years. He continued on his own and has presently, paintings across North America, from Vancouver to Halifax and from California to Boston. He has exhibited for the Dept. of Recreation and the Acadian Federation of Nova Scotia, As an Acadian artist, he has done many Acadian types of scenery and prefers to paint seascapes and landscapes but he has done some portraits for special occasions. Some of his paintings have been donated to charities for auction and to hospitals and medical centers. Robert has taught painting classes to cancer survivors and to high school students as part of an O2 program.