Raised in the mountainous terrain of Appalachia, Robert developed a deep appreciation for the natural world. Most of his paintings reflect an affection for the wilderness "within and without". A self-taught artist, Robert enjoys exploring the unconventional application of color in the expressionist and fauvist tradition. His work is collected nationally and abroad and has been featured in both solo and group exbitions in the St. Petersburg area.
Robert's portraits range from a menacingly-brooding Mike Tyson to adorable teacup chihuahuas. Although his work often varies thematically, his bold and energetic paintings continually strive to express the raw, intimate beauty of his subjects. He recently had an opportunity to meet legendary film maker John Waters and created a special portrait for the occasion. See more of his work at www.PaintedPoetryHome.com
Holizaar 7 takes place on Saturday December 13, 2014 from 10 AM - 4 PM at The Studio@620. The Studio is a non-profit arts center located at 620 1st Ave South in St Petersburg, FL. Admission is free!