My mixed media paintings are an interpretation of an obsession I have with the prolificness of our natural world. With an affinity to line, passion for observation, and a distilled ever-changing experimental process, I push myself to observe and respond spontaneously, all while keeping a Zen sense of formal balance. This comes from an inner stillness that subconsciously compiles all of these sensations and emotions that consume me on a non-stop basis.
My process is basically a layering of under-paintings made up of simple graphic elements achieved by applying gesso, graphite, ink, and acrylic washes. The merging of foreground to background creates a cohesive work that lives somewhere between realism and surrealism, tangible and spiritual. All is done through memory and no images or particular places are recreated. They are simply a collaboration of representational and abstract element. I consistently use botanical reference, striving to capture the intimate sense of the landscape in hopes of heightening the viewer's perception to where it's based on emothin rather than reason.
"There is no retirement for an artist, it"s your way of living so there's no end to it". -Henry Moore
(In 2012-13, Rob's works range in price from $950 to $7500.)