In 2003, Robert and his wife, Susan, relocated from Maryland to Freeport, Maine. Rural landscapes and scenes from nature have always held a strong attraction for Robert and are the basis for many of his paintings. As this collection will attest, life in Maine is providing many new and exciting opportunities for his work.
Robert paints free-hand. In the field, he takes photographs or sketches in pencil. Later, sometimes weeks or months later, in the studio, he free-hands a new pencil sketch directly onto canvas or paper. The field work is used solely for reference and to refresh his memory. The original pencil lines can generally still be seen on close inspection of his finished work. He often works on a fairly large scale; some of the images are as much as 40 by 60 inches.