Originally from Pennsylvania, Rob Sheley never planned to be an artist. His original plan was to be a chemist. In 11th grade after taking chemistry, a decision was made that the “art thing” is a better option. He started his first company silk screening t-shirts in his basement in 1991. Rob is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. While at VCU he was co-president of the illustrators club, this presented the opportunity to create a lecture series and study under the illustrators he admired and is grateful that he is able to have many of them as friends. He has enjoyed a 20+ year career as a professional artist beginning with his early years of silk screening and as an airbrush artist at Hersheypark.

His clients include: NASA, Columbia Records, Virginia Chamber Of Commerce, Eastman Kodak, County of Chesterfield, Virginia, Active Group Inc, Kaiser Records, Liquor & Poker Records, Pennsylvania Game Commission, AAA Travel, RCC Consultants, Inc., MRT Magazine, Radio Resource Magazine and more. He is often called upon to create bold striking images for many of his clients, especially those in the music and entertainment industry.

Rob has been a guest lecturer and has taught specialized classes of illustration and graphic design at several High Schools in both Richmond and his home town of Harrisburg, PA. He has also sat as a judge on several juried art exhibition panels and competitions.

In October 2011 He exhibited his first solo show entitled Things That Go Bump In the Night, showcasing his interpretations of classic movie monsters. The next show will be sooner rather than later.

Rob Sheley is an illustrator/graphic designer who currently works & resides in Richmond, Virginia.