Robert Pioch was born in Wheeling, Illinois, and graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale with a BFA in drawing. He then went on to study watercolor and plein air painting under David Dallison and Thomas Trausch.
Robert’s work captures the appearance and feel of life, while his passionate focus allows him to express through paint the affinity he has with the things he cares about.
Currently, he has found success in painting house portraits in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. As the art culture in Waukegan is booming, Robert is happy to be part of the Waukegan Arts Council, as well as been given the opportunity to contribute to the Genesee Theatre mural. His work can be seen on display at the Dandelion Gallery in downtown Waukegan.