See also this article in The Florida Times-Union and 10 Questions with Rob Middleton by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville.

About the artist

Picture of Rob Middleton by Dustin Wooten

Rob Middleton began a lifelong commitment to abstract expressionist painting while a psychology major at Princeton University. In the over 20 years since then Middleton has utilized a multitude of techniques and materials all in the service of producing abstraction with minimal pattern. One intention of this style of art is to encourage the mind to rest and experience a free flow of thoughts and emotions unconstrained by objective reality. Viewers are free to find their own meaning in a Middleton painting, or no meaning at all. Works are rarely given titles that themselves impose an order or meaning onto the painting. For similar reasons, Middleton avoids the imposition of a signature beyond marking his works with only an iconic R.

Middleton works out of a studio in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. He has displayed his art in Jacksonville, Atlanta, Miami, Princeton, NJ, and Hattiesburg, MS. His work hangs in over 50 private collections in the U.S. and Europe, including the renowned collection of Preston H. Haskell, III.

R Middleton Studio is open every Jacksonville Art Walk, first Wednesdays


October - December 2017 · Showing at the Jacksonville International Airport

05/06/17 · Participating artist in Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville 41st Annual Arts Awards Gala

04/22/17 · Showed work during The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens annual gala, The Cummer Ball

December 2016 · Sold work at Art Basel Miami Beach!

December 2015 - December 2016 · Displayed work in Jacksonville City Hall, City Council Offices

11/12/16 · Participated in Art Republic Pilot Season, displaying several very large works on canvas

10/12/16 · Donated work to Equality Florida Auction

October 2016 · EU Jacksonville Cover and 10 Questions interview

05/07/16 · Participating artist in Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville 40th Annual Arts Awards Gala, including painting a custom abstract bow tie design for Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry

03/12/16 · Painted a 13 x 20 foot canvas for The Legend Series at The Cummer Museum

11/07/15 - 02/27/16 · R Middleton art at Wolf & Cub pop-up

01/29/16 · Launch of R Middleton Art News email newsletter

City Council Open House, 12/02/15, 4:30-7:30 PM · unveiling R Middleton art

Wolf & Cub Opening, 11/7/15, 6-9 PM · featuring R Middleton art for sale

Art Walk, 11/04/15 · Red Series

Art Walk, 10/07/15 · Last chance to see large works in studio this year

New Studio Move-In Party During September Art Walk, 9/2/15