We are pleased to bring you the 28th episode, and first four-part playlist, of Call to Adventure. We had the pleasure to interview a good friend, Robert Lange. Rob is an incredible hyper-realist painter, a gallery owner, father, husband, and all around great guy.
He is a long-time meditator, who brings this contemplative mindset along with a playful and positive energy to his paintings. He began painting at a young age but was recognized as a mathematical prodigy and subsequently followed his gift to college. It wasn't until his second year at Northeastern University, which he attended on a full math scholarship, that he decided to follow his passion for art and transferred to Rhode Island School of Design. There, he was again awarded a full scholarship, but this time for his painting abilities. In 2003 he both graduated from RISD and opened his first gallery, Robert Lange Studios, with his wife Megan in Charleston SC. The gallery quickly became a fixture of the Charleston art scene, and has garnered national attention and an incredible stable of talented artists.
We cover a wide range of topics, and there are so many gems to savor. Rob recounts an emotional description of his younger brothers hemispherectomy as a teenager and how that altered his life. He shares sage parenting advice given by his father-in-law while hiking together across the Annapurna Pass in the Himalayas. And we talk fatherhood, daily routines and creative process. Hope you all enjoy!
“Our imagination should be nurtured with the utmost care, for it is the tool of liberation from the bonds which tie down this existence. We can do anything we can imagine, become anything we are able to visualize, for the images we create in our minds will inevitably lead us to the world which affects their realization.” - Anonymous
“I am not who you think I am, I am not who I think I am, I am who I think you think I am” - Thomas Cooley
“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” ~ E.B. White