Rob Sanford began his studies in Industrial Design at San Jose State University and graduated at the top of his class. He has worked at Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Hewlett Packard, Boeing, and Tektronix in Beaverton, Oregon on a variety of technology projects. Rob began painting science fiction art for several magazines and companies in the 80's and 90's.
Currently, Rob lives in Lake Oswego where he is the President of the Lake Area Artists group which consists of 30 local artists. He is also a permanent artist at the Valley Art Gallery in Forest grove, OR. Inspired by natural wildlife on the west coast, he is widely know for his bird paintings against a scenic backdrop. He enjoys teaching his grandson how to paint, spending his winters painting and summers fishing on the Deschutes River for trout and steelhead.