Artist's Statement
 
Painting for me, as simply and succinctly as I can say, is a journey. I only want the materials of paint and surface as a means to discover deeper emotional and spiritual revelations about Life as I experience it.
 
I often find inspiration and joy in viewing the more subtle details in Nature. It could be a patch of grass or a dense group of backlit trees. The beauty and order I intuitively sense here is stimulating and often prompts me to explore it further. I want to bring forward the essence or spirit of the subject as well as the emotion aroused in myself into the formal context of a painting. The hope, desire and fight is for the image to become “something else”, to emerge as a true painting. Hopefully this visual metaphor is open-ended enough that the viewer’s subjectivity can bring about a unique realization.
 
Mostly my work falls into one of three series that have been on going for years. In the “Waterscape” series I seek to retain the calm essence of still water while exploring color, light and space. The ethereal qualities of these pieces seem to be morphing into the “Within and Beyond” series. For me, the antithesis of this is “Tree Forms” in which I deal with the structure of compressed, vertical tree forms, as in a forest. The “Garden Series” reflects the mesmerizing organic, complex and seemingly chaotic structures I find in a garden. These compositions tend to be more dynamic.



 
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Garden Reflection II
48x48
Oil on Canvas



Garden Reflection #16 (diptych)
38x64
Oil on Canvas

 







Tree Quilt #3
48x48
Oil on Canvas
 










Waterscape #51
66x54
Oil on Canvas
 










Within and Beyond #3
66x54
Oil on Canvas
 










Within and Beyond #12
66x54
Oil on Canvas
 

Biography
 
Robert was born in New York City in 1950. Painting since his teen years, he received a degree in architecture from Ohio University in 1974. He continued to paint as well as practice architecture until the mid 1980’s at which time he devoted his full time to painting. He has lived and worked in Santa Fe since 1978.
 
Robert has had solo shows as well as been part of group shows in galleries nationwide. He is in many private and corporate collections, both nationally and internationally.

 


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