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“Robert Wissink, was born in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada in 1969.
His first experiences as an artist took place when he was in his teen years and took a drafting course in High School. He quickly discovered that drafting was not his cup of tea. He then took those drafting skills and started with some of his own designs. It was at this point he realized that he wanted to pursue a career in the Visual Arts field.
His influences were local artists, all living in St. Thomas at the time. One was and still is a friend of mine. Her name is Laura Wormke, she is currently the Curator of the St. Thomas Art Centre and Gallery.
Mr Wissink believes that being an artist is something that one is born to do and not necessarily learned in school. Mr. Wissink went on with his work and was using practical experience, trial and error, self learning as his teachers. It was here that he further expanded on his knowledge in the Op Art Field.
In Mr. Wissink's later teens, he was told by several people that his style of artwork wasn’t something people would be interested in and that his work was not good enough. Unfortunately. Mr. Wissink foolishly believed these people and stopped drawing all together. However, thirty some odd years later, Mr. Wissink started his business, Magoo’s Geo-Metric Arts and once again started drawing and have been going strong ever since.
Mr. Wissink's family is a large. He is the youngest of six children. His family has always been very supportive of anything his decision to become an artist and are very interested in my work and following my career. As far as his drawing style goes, it would be classified as abstract, no color.
Mr. Wissink has tens of thousands of hours done in his field and will continue . Mr. Wissink works in graphite on sketch paper ranging in size from 5 inches x 7 inches to 14 inches x 17 inches and currently works from his home studio.
Mr. Wissink has been on display in the Muslim Mosque Museum in London, Ontario, Canada. He was also a part of the Endless Exhibit with Influx Gallery in Notting Hill, United Kingdom. Most recently, Mr. Wissink was on Exhibit in The Lambeth, Ontario, Canada, Gallery as well.
Mr. Wissink recently won First Place in the IndoUSRare Art For Rare Art Competition. This competition brings rare diseases into the spotlight. Mr. Wissink has also taken part in the Summer 5 For 10 Art Competition recently and was awarded The Blue Ribbon for his work, along with The Competition Certificate.
Mr Wissink also placed as an honorable mention in the 2022 Luxumberg Art Competition and was awarded a competition certificate.
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