In August of 1985, Rob Hendon moved to Nashville from North Canton, Ohio to attend David Lipscomb University and to pursue a career in the music business. Upon graduation, Rob landed a full-time position with Capitol Records. Since 1989, Hendon has held several executive positions on Nashville’s Music Row.
His love of music soon re-inspired his love for painting. Having painted off and on since childhood, Hendon returned to painting after a lapse of several years. Rob quickly garnered the attention of Nashville art lovers.
Initially painting beautiful flowers in vases and fields, Rob found much success and notoriety when he chose guitars as his muse. An intense painter, Hendon’s works reflect his preference for brightly colored acrylic paints. His surfaces include canvas, wood, glass and metal. By using pallet knives to apply the paint and varnishes to coat his paintings, Rob achieves an even richer and more brilliant effect.
Rob Hendon’s name is fast becoming synonymous with guitars in the art world. His work covers the United States and several other countries. His guitar art can be seen in offices such as Warner Brothers Records, Warner Brothers Studios Nashville, Sony Records and Sony Music Publishing, Oceanway Studios, Big Machine Records, Billboard Magazine, EA Games, Paramount Pictures and Gibson Guitars. Hendon has had past displays at the Country Music Hall Of Fame and Museum and the Cowboy Hall Of Fame. Hendon’s work has appeared in many television shows on networks like ABC, ABC Family, CMT, HGTV, GAC, The History Channel and Palladia.
Some of Hendon’s clients include Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Charlie Daniels, Steve Miller, Luke Bryan, Phil Vassar, Dierks Bentley, Eli Young Band and the late Les Paul. Sheryl Crow even signed one of Hendon’s paintings for charity. Hendon also painted a ten foot guitar statue honoring Roy Orbison and completed work for corporations like Gibson Guitars, C.A.O. Cigars, The National Guard and NOKIA.
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