Robert Wedepohl started making art in 2005, after hurricane Katrina. After surviving the storm, making art became a way for him to cope with his memories of the disaster.
Moving to Texas, he eventually began taking painting classes at Collin College from professor A. Eilene Carver.
“As a painter, my story starts with Eilene Carver and her love for painting. She encouraged me to push my self out side of my comfort zone and capture new goals.”
He also gained valuable friendships from his art classes, including fellow artseen studio tour artist, Kimberly Harris.
With his newfound painting talent, Wedepohl was able to express his feelings and fears of the world. “I now have a healthy view of the world,” he explains. “I want to inspire others to paint and [make] art in general.”
Wedepohl has expanded his art into printmaking and sculpture, and now attends the University of North Texas as a sculpture major. He is returning to the artseen art tour this year, and will show alongside his friend Kimberly Harris at thegallery8680.
Wedepohl feels he is very fortunate to have “landed” here in Frisco after such heartache and loss, and “to truly find a place to be myself.”
To contact Robert about his work, you may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org