Art runs in the Vandermark family.
Bob, a 1978 graduate of Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., has painted signs for 42 years. Beginning while he was serving in the U.S. Army, he says he has painted thousands of signs, murals, and various forms of art. (His latest are steel structures, a 25-foot cross and a 14-foot knight, that stand guard over his shop along U.S. 30 in northeastern Indiana.)
That artistic bent seems to have made its way to his son, Rob. He works in sign, leather, and wood sculpture. “One mistake has set Rob in a secure institute for life,” says Bob. In spite of being incarcerated for more than 17 years, Rob has continued to be creative.
Rob’s most recent creations — decorative cedar balls — are available for purchase through his dad. He’s created basketballs, soccer balls, and footballs, complete with team logos. For more information, call Bob Vandermark at (260) 327-3462.
Bob and his wife, the former Barb Witt, are members of the Winona Lake, Ind., Grace Brethren Church (Bruce Barlow, lead pastor).