J.P. Roberts has been designing and creating sculpture, art furniture, sculptural lighting and accessories since 1994. His works can be found throughout the world in a broad range of environments that vary from residence to corporate office to nightclub to symphony hall. J.P.âs distinctive style is often characterized by the use of mixed metal types coupled with finishes that enhance the unique characteristics of these materials.
His mother was an artist for Hallmark Cards and his father a steel executive whose humble beginnings were that of a Western Kansas blacksmithâs son (J.P.âs fate was pretty much sealed at birth). He was encouraged to draw and paint at an early age by his mother and with her instruction on technique and perspective he became a prolific drawer. As a young adult J.P. taught himself to weld and began assembling crude sculptures from salvaged scrap metal parts. This change in medium was a turning point for J.P. What had once been contained on paper and canvas now came forth in three dimensions. For J.P., this work had mass, took up space and came to life.