|Rob de Vries (1963) studied at the Amsterdamse Grafische School, where he graduated in 1984. He worked as DTP-operator and designer for various companies. In 2002 he started his own one-man design company.
During his high school Rob made nothing but Elvis drawings and paintings. There are only three of preserved and they all hang on the wall at his mothers house. During his studies at Graphic School he concentrated more on Photography and stopped drawing and painting all togehter.
Years of practice in the graphic world had rekindled the desire to start drawing and painting again. First only portraits of friends and acquaintances, but soon Elvis was also added to the repertoire.
After a visit to Memphis in 2007, the Elvis virus came back at full strength, and he started the elvis-art.com site, fully dedicated to his Elvis art.
Meanwhile he made commissioned portraits for over 11 years. His free work is exhibited throughout the country. His work is in Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, English, Italian, Belgium and American private collections.
Besides his other drawings and paintings Rob works on special and big Elvis projects Projects that he has never seen anywhere else. Last year, he completed the "Elvis 24" project. 24 oil paintings with a size of 15 x 15 cm. One for each year of Elvis' career, the first in 1954 and the last in 1977.
He is currently working on a major new project entitled "Jumpsuits & Stage Wear". This unique series will consist of 126 works of art. Each work has a size of 14 x 19 cm and are made in pencil, watercolor and colored pencil. Each and every Jumpsuit Elvis wore between 1968 and 1977 during his performances is pictured. Making the list was complicated but he succeeded with the help of internet, books and own photos taken at Graceland. Some works from this series already hanging on the wall of a Superfan in England.
You'll find his other work on www.robdevries.com