Growing up in Oklahoma City, transplanted Texas artist Bob Coffey always thought he would become a football coach. However, the detour from that expectation started with a grenade explosion in Vietnam in 1966 when Bob was a 19 year old Marine. He then began a long road that included two years of intensive rehabilitation. During rehab, vocational testing revealed both a new vocation and latent talent - art. As soon as he was able, Bob attended art school, and then college where he earned his degree in commercial art and advertising. Bob then moved to Dallas and worked commercially before starting his own successful ad agency in 1980. In 1984, and after accepting Jesus Christ into his life, he left the fast track, moving to the country to spend more time with his family, and to start painting again. Out of this grew his current art enterprise - commissioned custom sign art, which is hand painted on rough wood blending art and period lettering to re-create the look and feel of an antique weathered sign. Bob's work can be found in homes and businesses in the United States, Canada, Japan, France, England, and Germany.