Demos Auctioned at The Art League to Benefit Model

Over the last decade model/artist Desi Steward has been a source of great inspiration to so many artists including Rob. Desi has recently been diagnosed with cancer which was a tremendous shock especially considering how young and physically fit he is. Finding and paying for appropriate treatment is especially difficult for most models because health care plans are not offered by the schools and institutions that depend on their hard work. Fellow model Gazelle Powers has created a donation site that can receive contributions to help Desi with his treatment. Donations can be made at
Fellow artist and Art League instructor Susan O’Neil has set up an art auction site that allows participants to bid on artwork All proceeds go directly to Desi’s treatments.
During the September “The Spanish Tradition from Velazquez to Sorolla” workshop at The Art League, Rob auctioned his demonstrations which went directly to Desi’s treatment fund set up by Gazelle. The artwork generated almost $10,000. Rob wishes to thank all those who participated in the event which highlighted the generosity of The Art League community and the devotion to our friend Desi. 

Several of Rob’s earlier paintings of Desi: left, oil on panel and right, oil on copper. Below, one of the demos auctioned off at the workshop.