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Light, with it's areas of bright, vivid color lies at the heart of my pastel landscapes.

Nature is an inexhaustable source of inspiration, but the laws which govern the work of art are entirely independent from the laws of nature.

Art is essentially an interpretation, not representation. Robert's art begins where he departs from the strict imitation of nature, choosing to enhance the mystical elements of the location.

Robert's artwork is done in pastels, a solid pigment compressed into sticks that is both lightfast and permanant. The pigments used in pastels are the same colors used in the production of oil paints. These pigments are ground into a powder, mixed with a binder and formed into sticks. By building layers of pastels on paper, Robert creates rich textured works of art. All the work is done solely by the artist including matting and framing.

Influenced by the Fauvists and by modern landscape artist Wolf Kahn, Robert interprets landscapes with the sensual depth of a remembered place and time.

EDUCATION

  • BFA, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH 1972
  • Toledo University School of Design, Toledo, OH 1977
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 1981

Fairhaven, MI
Home: 810-725-6216
Work: 810-725-6340
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"Moonlit Road"
Pastel on paper
21" x 25"

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"The Journey Begins"
Pastel on paper
25" x 29"
1998
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"Pigeon River Passage"
Pastel on paper
21" x 25"
1998
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"The Edge of Day"
Pastel on paper
23" x 29"

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