Robert Coomer grew up on a farm in Brown County, Ohio, and art has always been a part of his life. In 1994 he graduated with a degree in Graphic Design from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning. He currently lives in Batavia.
Robert enjoys nature, wildlife, and scenic fine art photography, especially cave photography, and works with several non-profit caving groups and conservancies. He has won 6 national best of show medals from the National Speleological Society’s annual photo print salon as well as placing in international competitions. When not shooting underground, he spends a lot of time drawing from his farm roots and shoots images of old barns and covered bridges in Southwestern Ohio, especially around Adams, Brown, and Clermont Counties. Many of these old building are disappearing quickly from neglect or are being torn down. He wants to record their unique beauty before they are gone.