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Bio / Artist’s Statement

Born: Seattle, WA 1952
Graduate: University of Washington, BA Art & minor in Asian Studies.

Taught art in junior high & high school.
Taught English to international students - Japan & Pierce College, Lakewood, WA

Retired: 2016
Moved to Grants Pass: May 2016

Represented by Hanson Howard Gallery, Ashland, OR
All work can be seen at www.flickr.com/photos/rwkoch


I want my paintings to be visually pleasing in color, line, composition and subject matter, but I also try to create an emotional response from the viewer. I want the viewer to wonder about the relationships and interactions of the sometimes animal, sometimes human characters I portray. My goal is to NOT be precise in representation, but to allow the viewers to decide what they are looking at, and hopefully elicit a response of humor, curiosity or empathy. I strive for the line between abstract and “something there”.

Robert Koch, January 2019