About

My name is Robert Schott and I have been a full time artist since 1980.  I graduated from the University of Florida in 1974 with a degree in Anthropology. ( Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, Departmental Honors )

Posting on this blog allows me to talk about my current work, creating large and small sculptures.  I have also created several very detailed step by step tutorials that guide you in creating beautiful works of art.  If you like to work with your hands and create projects for others and yourself, you will love my tutorials.  

My work is the opposite of the predictability and uniformity of manufactured goods.  Created with materials that age but still display a strength of character, they have a commanding presence.   The work asks you to slow down and contemplate the exceptional beauty of rustic, primitive surfaces and natural materials. 

Before, during and for a while after my college education I worked in the construction industry as a carpenter.  I currently and for the last 20 years, have a Painting Contractor's license in Pinellas County, Florida. I am so grateful for all those years in the construction industry because I learned a variety of skills that have served me well throughout my long career as an artist. 

I studied many ancient cultural belief systems while getting my degree in Anthropology and as we all know, that for whatever reasons, certain things just ‘speak to you’.  My current body of work is a marriage between my love of creating art and my affinity towards the ancient Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi, which is the beauty of things unconventional, modest and humble.  

However, for the first twenty years of my art career I created original acrylic paintings and sold them in galleries and at art shows around the state of Florida.  The following images are a sample of some of my work and then a partial listing of corporate collectors.  My work has also been purchased by hundreds of private individuals.





















Here is an interview from 2010 which serves quite well as an artist statement.

Corporate Collections: A Partial Listing

Allied Specialty Insurance, Raymond-James & Associates,
R.R. Simmons Construction, Florida Department of Law Enforcement,
Arthur Andersen & Company, First State Bank,
Nations Bank, Publix Super Market,
Jim Walter Corporation, Peoples Gas Systems,
HavaTampa, Inc., Arthur Rutenburg Homes,
Central Accounting and Tax, Seminole Electric Co-op,
FCCI Mutual Insurance, Fortune Federal Bank,
William R. Hough & Co., Lazy Day's RV Center,
Kane Furniture, U.S. Bank,
American Savings Bank, Bruce-Williams Homes,
Great Western Finance, Pick Kwik Food Stores,
Cox Lumber, AAA Automobile Club,
Crown & Co. C.P.A., Centerbanc,
Webb Builders, ABC Office Machines,
Baptie Studio, Hardwood Specialists,
JLM Industries, Inc., Pioneer Savings Bank,
Stevens Designer Homes, Frame Station & Gallery,
JMC Development Corporation, Bay Area Renal Stone Center,
The Huber Restorium, Novastar Gem,
Travelodge, Elegante',
Coastal Printing, Health Coalition, Inc.,
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Times Publishing Company,
Florida Aquarium, Great Bay Distributors, Inc.,
Bankers Insurance Group, Good Buy Sportwear, Inc.,
Sun Financial, Inc., Eva-Tone, Inc.,
Tampa Farm Service, Tangerine Development Co.,
M & N Cigar Manufacturing, Physicians Healthcare Plans,
St. Petersburg Kennel Club, Master Packaging, Inc.,
Sentry Alarm Systems, Bryan Alan Studio,
Thoroughbred Music, Inc., Sprint Staffing,
Hannah Bartoleita Homes, Butler Carpet Company,
Power Cerv Corporation, Gatsby Spas,
Southern Grocery, Westshore Glass,
ABC Fabrics of Tampa, Micro Mo Electronics,
Remelt Corporation, Zephyr Egg Comany,
Holly Hill Fruit Products, Compu-Link,
Southwestern Supplies, Creative Contractors,
Wilder Corporation, Sun Hydraulics,
Richard Properties, Gardner Asphalt,
Caspers Company, Precisionaire,
Oakly Groves, Golf Hosts,
Reilly Dairy & Food, Gulfwind Marine,
J.H. Williams Oil Company, Coastmarine,
Hooters, Visionworks,
TECO, The White House (D.C.),
Ben Hill Griffen, Inc., AmeriPath,
Peel, Schatzel & Wells, P.A., Kunkel, Miller & Hament,
Mutual Wholesale, Pepin Distributing,
Scott Paint, Shells,
Bama Sea Products, Sigma International,
Tampa Bay Fisheries, Shannon Hotel Group,
Fletcher Music Centers, Safety Equipment Company,
Wesco Turf, MTD Technologies,
Nu-Air Manufacturing, Vista Products,
Southern Apparel, Trident Shipworks,
Somerset Pharmaceuticals, Nestor Sales, Inc.,
Southeast Research Partner, Jesse Foods Company,
Hi Tech Electronic Sign Case Contracting,
Pacific Tomato Growers, Sykes Enterprises,
Ridge Pallets, Quality Petroleum,
Paradigm Communications, Alcoma Packing,
General Engines, Interior Design Services,
Aluminum Service, Inc., FKO Advertising,
H. Butler Footwear, Kimal Lumber,
Tampa Tank & Welding, Precision Panel Products,
Prime Marketing Group


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