Robert Joyner was born in 1968 in Hampton, Virginia. After spending many years as an entrepreneur, he decided in 2003 to make a commitment to his art. At the time he was a ballroom dance instructor and continued to teach dance until the spring of 2009. He is a self taught artist and now paints full time.
Robert's work may be found in many corporate collections, has been hung on sets of popular sitcoms, is proudly displayed on the Shenton Valley Shiraz wine label and was featured on all programs, tickets, and posters for the 2012 Kentucky Derby and Oaks.
Robert lives and works in Manakin Sabot, Virginia with his fiance Margaret and their daughter Olivia.