I have been in contact with Robb in the last couple of months. If you want to know what happened with the black velvet paintings, he's taking a break. He has moved on to other things and he told me that some day he may go back to the black velvet. As far as I know he is healthy and doing fine. If you will send me a PM I'll forward it on to Robb.
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~ Adam Troy