Welcome to the Coast! Hi there, I’m Rob Youngblood and here are a few details about my world. First and foremost, I’m a very proud single dad to an amazing son. After that, I’m a Coastal Artist, Creative Soul, and (what I like to call myself) a Modern Woodsman! That always makes me laugh a little… guess it’s my off-center humor! After that, I’m an Emmy Award Winning TV Host, a long time successful Actor, a Beach Guy, and last but certainly not least… a Storyteller at heart. I’m lucky enough to do all of these things while living on the beautiful Emerald Coast of Florida.
As for my art, most of it is comprised of stylish, modern, unique, mixed wood wall sculptures. All of it is inspired by life on the coast and each piece is meticulously designed, hand crafted, cut, worked, shaped, finished by yours truly in my Gulf Coast studio. Large, dynamic, instantly recognizable pieces that capture the vibe of life along the water.
My work often takes inspiration from tropical locales. Places like Bali, Hawaii, Old Florida, Key West, and my own gorgeous coastal backyard. My work has a spirited, sophisticated, and sometimes luxurious feel… mixed with a little bit of a vintage cool and classic style.
While my art is coastal and tropical in nature, it still fits into almost any decor and design style. Everything from sophisticated penthouses to mid-century modern homes to beachfront cottages. I am also fortunate enough to have work showcased in numerous hotels, restaurants, spas, and businesses from coast to coast. I am very lucky to count among my clients beach loving friends, coastal neighbors, art collectors, fellow world travelers, and well-known corporate brands.
As for my “previous life” work… I am grateful to have had a long and successful career in television. First as an actor on many well known tv shows and films and then after that, as a television host, producer, and news anchor. My work has been seen on Netflix, NBC, HBO, HGTV, CBS News, Travel Channel, Outdoor Network, and the Food Network just to name a few.
That is just a really quick glimpse into who and what I am. Bottomline, I’m one lucky and grateful guy! Life is great and I get to do the work I enjoy, in a place that I love. My daily life, and my work, revolve around being authentic, happy, and relaxed. You will rarely see me wearing anything other than shorts and flip flops and my days almost always start on, in, or near the water. That, my friends, is the good life… on the Coast!
Thanks for visiting. Please take a look around my site, learn a little bit more about my world, enjoy some of my work… and don’t hesitate to reach out for anything! ~RY