Robert Plante - Bio
Robert Plante performed the greatest transformation of his life when he moved, with his wife, muse, colleague, partner Titia Jetten and three young boys, from the Netherlands to Vancouver Island in May 2009.
Robert studied at the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in the Hague, an institute founded in 1682 and one of the oldest Art Academies in the World. He holds a Masters degree in Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, Calligraphy, Font Design and Package Design.
More important is that he started drawing from day one since his birth and never stopped. It’s therefore not a contradiction to say that Robert is self-taught and schooled at the same time. The perfect blend for a Free spirit.
He considers himself one of the lucky few who have been able to work, learn and play his whole life as an artist. Plante is a polymath, a modern Uomo Universale who always benefits from the fact that focus is not his forte.
Robert’s oil and acrylic paintings, illustrations, branding, mixed media, prints, animations, cartoons, commercials, graphic novels, children’s books even music, military and rock can be found all over the globe. He has been commissioned by big corporations as well as individuals, small mum and pop shops, TV networks and social media influencers.
Whatever the opportunity, Robert artistic life and career has always revolved around transformation and storytelling.
This year Robert fulfilled a longtime dream by starting a publishing enterprise in collaboration with his friend, writer Alastair McColl. This initiative, ‘Mussel Assembly Publishing House’, will explore the fascinating cooperation between story and visual, fantasy and reality.