A Minnesota native, Rob Wingrove lives in Corcoran, Minnesota, just northwest of the Twin Cities. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, and he actively practices artwork, primarily oil painting, in his art studio next to his house. He is married to Cathleen Wingrove, and they have two Havanese dogs, Kiko and Peanut, who are fond of hanging out in the studio with Rob.