by Zolton in New Illustration on Monday 25 August 2008

I like the earthy realism of illustrator Rob Bridges’ work. Of his work, he says: ‘From my earliest memory, I have always drawn. As a child in school I never liked to read. My father and teacher’s remedy was to draw pictures on the inside flaps of my school books. Somehow this was meant to boost my interest in reading. Yet, it created a child who took great pleasure drawing on the inside flaps of all my father’s books and papers’.
‘Since then, I have worked in some visual atmosphere or other, graduating from Seattle’s Cornish College of the Arts with a BFA and working as a senior creative in a design firm. These days i live in Los Angeles. I like rabbits and mochi ice cream. Yet, I sometimes wonder if one day I will end up having children who will draw pictures on the inside flaps and pages of all my books. Such is life’.

rob bridges