Midwest born and raised, East Coast educated, long time San Francisco Bay Area and Vermont teacher/painter, I have experienced and enjoyed many landscapes. My painting style, originating in the midwest and the East Coast, was developed and reached maturity in Northern California. Moving to Vermont 12 years ago has been a return to my painting ‘roots’ and to the seasonal changes and scenes that are so important to my painting.
My paintings range from realistic to abstract with most based on landscapes I have experienced. They are for the most part developed and finished in the studio, but occasionally I will paint en plein air because of the unique light, mood and ideas a specific setting affords. This helps to rejuvenate my interior work, giving it a freshening of color. I attempt to impart to my paintings an expressive movement – featuring rhythm, texture and fauve-like color. Lately I have added more fluid acrylic effects – an attempt to achieve an interactive, rhythmic unity to the work.
Robert grew up in Lorain, Ohio and graduated from Columbia College in New York City with a degree in Art History. He has taken numerous graduate classes in fine art at several institutions including Cleveland Art Institute, Washington Univ., St. Louis, SF Academy of Art and others. He has exhibited widely and taught extensively over the years, including 6 years in Yosemite Valley and locally at SPA Gallery in Barre, Vt., as well as the summer adult program at Putney School, Putney, Vt.