An Artful Moment: Robert Andes

For the sake of an aesthetically fruitful collaboration between eye and mind:

“I have always been interested in the work of artists who paint the human form, so this remains my focus and usual subject.” Robert “Rob” Andes

"Morning Coffee"

Robert Andes is a painter who lives and works in Fayetteville, Arkansas. His stated intent is “to create a picture that is visually pleasing and captures people and their emotions through color and composition.” This goal is beautifully realized in a series of paintings Rob made after a trip to Santa Fe, where, not surprisingly, he fell in love with the light:

"Santa Fe Governors' Palace Afternoon"

Since Andes believes that “the traditions of figurative art remain important in art to the present,” it is predictable that some of his portraits made during a 2009 visit to Siena, Italy will remind viewers of the works of the great Italian masters:

"Coconut Gelato Siena"

Because, in his words, Rob is interested in conveying a sense of “introspection and quiet observation,” it is appropriate that contemplating his War Memorial paintings made during a visit to Washington, D.C. is conducive to precisely those states of mind:

"Memorial #3"

Rob’s portraits, including those of the children of some of his friends, perfectly capture the moods of their subjects, moods with which we can all readily identify:

"The Wrap"

"Trampoline"

For people living in and around Northwest Arkansas, I recommend contacting Rob Andes through email – robandes@yahoo.com – to arrange a visit to his studio, which is located at 123 E. Cleburn Street in Fayetteville. I also suggest that everyone should examine the artist’s website – www.robandes.com. – in order to peruse the gallery of wonderful paintings Rob has posted there.

"Christmas Morning"

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