Robert is originally from Iowa. Robert relocated to Reno, Nevada in 2011 from Sarasota, Florida. Robert is a fraternal twin. Robert has had an interest in art since he was a young boy. Art and History have always been a part of Robert’s life. He has always had an interest in his own ancestry as well since a young boy. Many of his European Ancestors arrived in the mid to late 1600’s in Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. These ancestors of Robert’s were Quakers and French Huguenots. He is a Son of The American Revolution with several Ancestors. Respectfully, Frank Lloyd Wright is Robert’s 5th Cousin once removed and Sir. Winston Churchill is Robert’s 9th Cousin. Both are Artists in their own right.
Robert paints in acrylics & mixed media. Robert paints with spontaneity, emotion, and energy-resulting in pieces that arouse and captivate the viewer. His abstract paintings are expressions of his love for color. “My Abstract Paintings allow me to explore color, light and texture. Each painting is a joyful journey of layering color”.
Robert is a self-taught Artist. He has only been painting for 11 years. He derives inspiration from the elements of the environment and from nature.
Robert has Clients & Collectors in Canada, France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Australia, and the USA. Each painting is original, authentic, and personally signed, either on the front or side or back of the canvas. After creation an Acrylic UV Resistant/Archival Fine Gloss Varnish is applied to the surface of the painting to protect the quality of the painting and to safeguard your investment.
My Abstracts have Asian, Middle Eastern, and American Indian influences. They blend primitive and pre-historic arts with environmental inspirations such as landscapes and sky colors. I like building layers into my paintings. For me, it is like telling a story. Individuality is important in choice of color, texture, and shape as I create on the canvas space. I ponder my original intentions as I finalize the layers of the painting. Layering not only makes a strong statement, it also builds character and allows me to tell my Artist’s story. Each layer is like turning from one good book chapter to the next. I draw on the past and my artistic influences to create each piece. I want my paintings to arouse an individual’s mind and soul and to leave an everlasting impression.
Grad. from Humboldt, Iowa High School & Attended Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho.
Outside Salesman for Art Supply Co. in SLC, Utah. Traveled parts of Oregon, Nevada, and Idaho selling art supplies & framing supplies.
2 Adult Evening Art Classes-The Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida.
Helped open & establish a new fine art gallery in Sarasota, Florida
Dear Robert, CONGRATULATIONS
YOU ARE A FINALIST
Art Takes SoHo (Sept. 2018)
You have been selected as one of the 100 finalists! We were so impressed by your incredible work and we appreciate the opportunity to help you share your story!
On September 26th your work will be shown digitally and we invite you to join the celebration.
Art Takes SoHo / Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 / 6pm - 10pm /45 Lispenard St #1w
New York, New York
2018 art showing in Reno, Nevada at The Frameshop & Gallery at Lakeside, Reno, Nevada
ArtBasel/SCOPE Miami Beach 2018 Art Show Dec. 4th-9th
YOUR WORK WILL BE EXHIBITED DIGITALLY
AT SCOPE MIAMI BEACH 2018
Thank you for participating in Art Takes Miami. We were so impressed by your incredible work and are thrilled to help you share your story!
On December 4th - 9th
your work will be displayed digitally at
SCOPE MIAMI BEACH
December 4th (VIP only)
December 5th - December 9th (Open to public)
801 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
NYC "The Artist Catalogue" Summer Issue August 2017 Featured Artist
I was honored to be selected by The Artist Catalogue to be 1 of 12 Artists featured in their Summer Issue August 2017.
Minneapolis/Twin Cities "Exploring Tosca Magazine" Nevada Artist of the Year 2016 (2016)
I have been given the honor by Tosca Arts Magazine as being the "Nevada Artist of the Year 2016". I will be featured in the Spring addition of Tosca Arts Magazine some time in March/April 2016.
ArtSlant Showcase 2nd Round Winner May 2015 for my Abstract Painting: Aqua Green Turquoise Abstract I / 40 x 60 x 1.5