ROBERT CARTER was born in St. Albans, England, and moved to Ontario, Canada, at an early age. He graduated from Sheridan College School of Art and Design in 2002. Robert combines a strong foundation in portraiture with a unique sense of visual and conceptual problem-solving to create striking, vibrant, and textured illustrations and portraits with subjects ranging from the realistic to the surreal. Robert is an award-winning illustrator, some of which include: Altpick Awards Annual (2009), Applied Arts Illustration Awards Annual (2009, 04 & 02), Communication Arts Awards Annual (2009, 08 & 06), Society of Illustrators 50th Annual Awards (2007), Luerzer's 200 Best Illustrators World Wide (2009, 07) and Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art (2007 & 05), and ) A selection of his work can be seen at his personal portfolio website www.crackedhat.com. Robert now lives and works as a freelance illustrator in Baden, Ontario, Canada.