American painter Robert Townsend was born in Downey, California, a suburban town rich in the aesthetic of Googie architecture.

Having worked as a muralist for nearly a decade, Robert turned his attention to fine art in the late nineties.

Townsend's paintings are often glimpses into simpler times and simple pleasures. His subject matter includes an array of vintage Americana turned still-life: rusty cars, matchbooks, bottle caps, and old snapshots, as well as confectioneries like doughnuts, cupcakes, and lollipops. 

His work is inspired by the styling of West Coast artists Kent Twitchell, Robert Bechtle, Wayne Thiebaud, and Ed Ruscha, as well as the work of Chuck Jones, Ed Hopper, and Grant Wood.

Robert's work can be found in private, corporate and museum collections in Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States.