Bob Diercksmeier is a Phoenix, Arizona native and a 1988 graduate of The University of the Arts in Philadelphia (BFA Illustration). He started his career
as a freelance illustrator (rjd-illustration.com), art director and fine art landscape painter. He started his own graphic design company RJD Creative (rjdcreative.com) in 2001, while still painting the landscape in his free time. In 2015 he recommitted to his fine art efforts, focusing on contemporary representational landscape paintings and drawings (rjdfineart.com). In 2018 Bob expanded his subject matter to include a more abstract representation of the landscape, including different interpretations of various types of cacti (bdabstracts.com). In 2020 he began a series of pieces that were a notable departure from his landscape-oriented work. This series of topical, politically-oriented works grew into the exhibition Lest We Forget (lestweforgetartshow.com).