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Birds in Art 2022!

Birds in Art Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Wausau, Wisconsin September 10 – November 27, 2022 "Mexican Eagles" ​Oil on 1/2" gessoed maple panel, 28 x 50in I am honored to share that my painting “Mexican Eagles” has the prestigious honor to be included in the 2022 Birds in Art exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, September 10 through November 27, 2022, in Wausau, Wisconsin. Organized annually since 1976 by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Birds in Art presents the very best contemporary artistic interpretations of birds and related subject matter. Each year, a jury selects approximately 100 works to take part in the exhibit. This year, 569 artists from around the world submitted. Robert is one of approximately 94 juried artists selected for the exhibit; the show will also include the work of many master wildlife artists. Birds in Art opens September 10, coinciding with Wausau’s Artrageous Weekend, a two-day, three-event art extravaganza on both sides

New work from artists and students in my mentoring studio!

I often say that I have the privilege of working with some very talented artists in my Mentoring Studios. Each week brings new challenges, questions, and of course, new paintings and drawings. Below are a handful of recent works that were painted and drawn by some of the artists and students I work with. You will see that there is a wide range of subjects from stilllifes, animals, people to water and sunsets and different mediums. I hope you enjoy their new pieces! Stilllife, Oil by Paula Smith. Thursday evening mentoring studio. Wildlife, African Wild Dog, Oil by Jan Priddy. Tuesday morning mentoring studio. Wildlife, Snowy Egret, Graphite Pencil by Rich Turney. Thursday morning mentoring studio. Wildlife, Goldfinch, Oil by Cindy Paris. Thursday morning mentoring studio. Sunset, Oil by Mary Lee Wetzel. Thursday morning mentoring studio. Portrait, Graphite Pencil by Katharina Robinson. Thursday evening mentoring studio. Figure, Pastel by Sonya Richeson. Thursday evening mentoring studi

Two paintings off to Tulsa!

All framed and ready to go! Two paintings off to Tulsa!   Shipping new art out to a gallery is always a great feeling! My paintings “In my Father’s Shadow” and “Moraine Morning” are packaged up and headed out to Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I have worked with Lovetts Gallery for the last 12 years, and I am honored to have my work included with so many other great artists. I am currently working on a few more new pieces that I plan on taking out in June. It will be great to be back in the gallery again after such a long time of being away. To see the piece that I currently have available through Lovetts visit "In my Father's Shadow" ​Oil on 1/2" gessoed maple panel 20 x 16 in "Moraine Morning" ​Oil on 1/2" gessoed maple panel 11 x 15 in

Yes, you should go

  “In My Fathers Shadow” Oil on ½” gessoed panel, 20 x 16 Dedicated to my father, the man who encouraged me to enjoy the adventures of life. Where even to begin with this piece? I guess I should start with the summer of 1984 when I was eleven years old, and I had just finished my first week of Boy Scout camp. It was a great week spending time outdoors, camping, and all of the other things that go with being a Boy Scout. The older scouts were getting ready to go onto their second week of Scout camp, a 100-mile canoe trip in upstate New York, and I wanted to go. My father never batted an eye, absolutely no hesitation, “yes, you should go,” he said. On the other hand, my Mom didn't breathe easily again until I retired home safe. That was the adventure that started it all, and I have been getting out and enjoying all of the adventures that life has to offer. 1984 - Getting ready to go on my first adventure! My dad, myself, and my best friend Kendall Let's fast forward 35 years lat