Bob Askey was born and raised in Salem, Ohio. He exhibited an interest and ability in art at a very early age and on through his secondary education. It was assumed that art was the career path he would follow. However, after obtaining a degree in art from Bowling Green University, Bob followed a different course and never worked in the field of art. It was not until he retired that he once again became involved with art.
In the past few years, Bob has won many awards in competitive art exhibitions throughout New England ranging from "Best in Show" at Ogunquit, ME Sidewalk Art Exhibit to blue ribbon awards in three different media in various other competitive exhibitions. His work is owned by patrons in over two dozen states. Bob is involved with a number of organizations where his work is exhibited on a regular basis.