Robert L. Reeves was born in 1970 to a desperate runaway who sold him to gypsies who in turn traded him for a bag of seed corn, some magic beans, and a carton of Kools to a lovely couple from Waterloo, Iowa who raised him as their own. He thus began his life in much the same way he was destined to live it: going several directions at once.

Reeves received a BA in Art with honors from the University of Northern Iowa in 1994 while pursuing interests in film, theater, and music. He has been creating and exhibiting for over 20 years; public art, studio work, and commissions for private individuals as well as small and large businesses.

Drawing from his surroundings and using architectural and figurative themes as a backdrop he employs his understanding color and perspective to render everyday locations and objects from his unique point of view; Seeking to draw the viewer into a setting and illicit a personal re-examination of the familiar.

For the last 13 years Robert has worked and lived in Des Moines, Iowa.

  • Joined: January 2008


Had to move...

It’s been a very long time since I’ve been on RB. So long that some of my contact info has changed. If you’re looking for posts on my new work you can now find them here: / Hope to hear from you soon. / R
Posted about 6 years – Leave a comment

DSM Arts Festival Mural Blog update

for a series of pics on this project read here: Rob Reeves Studio: Elbow Deep in Oils
Posted almost 9 years – Leave a comment

Push Push

Read my full blog at / It’s been a good week. I’ve been spending my studio time wisely, but I need to be writing more. Seems like I when I have the time to write I never feel like it (read as: tired, uninspired, inebriated). I need to carry over my studio work ethic into my writing. I never was much of a writer to begin with so it’s been hard at …
Posted over 9 years – Leave a comment

A Brief Moment to Reflect.

(as always view the entire blog with pics at ) / Well the plan was that I’d have the house to myself for a few hours this afternoon. Things don’t always turn out like you’d planned. So the open house didn’t get any traffic (damned real-estate market). Not a huge surprise. It IS February. We’ll keep trying. It’ll sell one of these da…
Posted over 9 years – Leave a comment
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