Rob Goldberg began watercolor painting as a student of Byron Birdsall in 1979. By 1981, he was exhibiting and having shows in galleries in Anchorage and Fairbanks. He has made a career of painting wild places in Alaska and the American West. An avid mountaineer, sea kayaker and backcountry skier, Goldberg has painted many remote places that most people would never see. In addition to painting, he also creates hand-printed serigraphs. Goldberg builds custom guitars, plays in a Klezmer band, and grows the best sweet cherries in Alaska. He and his wife, artist Donna Catotti, and their two sons live in a hand-crafted home in the temperate rainforest near Haines.