Rob Hendon

The Original Guitar Painter

In August of 1985, Rob Hendon moved to Nashville from North Canton, Ohio to attend David Lipscomb University and to pursue a career in the music business. Upon graduation, Rob landed a full-time position with Capitol Records.  Since 1989, Hendon has held several executive positions on Nashville’s Music Row but his love of music soon re-inspired his love for painting. Having painted off and on since childhood, Hendon returned to painting after a lapse of several years. Through his use of vivid color and extraordinary texture, Rob quickly garnered the attention of Nashville art lovers. Initially painting beautiful flowers in vases and fields, Rob found much success and notoriety when he chose guitars as his muse.
An intense painter, Hendon’s works reflect his preference for brightly colored acrylic paints. His surfaces include canvas, wood, glass and metal. By using pallet knives to apply the paint and varnishes to coat his paintings, Rob achieves an even richer and more brilliant effect.
Rob Hendon’s name is synonymous with guitars in the art world. His work covers the United States and several other countries. His guitar art can be seen in offices such as Warner Brothers Records, Warner Brothers Studios Nashville, Sony Records and Sony Music Publishing, Oceanway Studios, Big Machine Records, BMI Nashville, BMI New York, Billboard Magazine, EA Games, Paramount Pictures and Gibson Guitars. Some of Hendon's previous work has been exhibited at the Country Music Hall Of Fame and Museum and the Cowboy Hall Of Fame. Hendon’s art has appeared in many television shows on networks such as ABC, ABC Family, CMT, HGTV, GAC, The History Channel, The Golf Channel and Palladia.  
Some of Hendon’s clients include Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Charlie Daniels, Steve Miller, Phil Vassar, Dierks Bentley, The Doors, Eli Young Band and the late Les Paul. Sheryl Crow even signed one of Hendon’s paintings for charity.  Hendon also painted a ten foot guitar statue honoring Roy Orbison and completed work for corporations such as Gibson Guitars, C.A.O. Cigars, The National Guard and NOKIA.