Drizzle art by Robert Holton depicts pop culture icons which are digitally printed onto stretched canvas, then hand-painted using Robert’s “drizzle” technique. The final paintings are bright, colorful, fun, and often very meaningful to viewers who find their own unique links to the friendly imagery.
As a young boy growing up I always enjoyed making artistic things and knew someday I would be working in a creative environment. Thirty years later I am owner of One Day Signs, Inc., a business I started with my father in his garage two decades ago.
I create images and signs for my clients everyday, yet have always desired to start painting for myself. Unfortunately, I have allowed all of life’s ups and downs to get in the way.
This all changed in April of 2003, when my wife Alicia passed away from a 4-year battle with cancer. I experienced all the emotions one goes through when trying to cope with an illness and death.
Then I turned to painting, which has brought me out of my darkness. The great release of emotion I feel has helped ease the pain and allowed me to start enjoying life again. As I completed each painting, I became inspired with an idea for another. Because of my career in signage, I created a series of paintings on Southern California icons that have brought about happy memories for me at different points in my life. My hope is that when my pop art paintings are displayed, viewers can think back to pleasant memories in their own lives.
It’s time to pass the torch, my eldest son Trevor has taken over the family business. Now it’s the next chapter of my art career. I have moved to Laguna Beach and have realized my dream of having the town’s first all Pop Art gallery/studio where I paint live almost every day. My space overlooks the Pacific Ocean and I am truly blessed to create custom art pieces for collectors living all over the world.
- Robert Holton