“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
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:
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:
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:
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:
For people living in and around Northwest Arkansas, I recommend contacting Rob Andes through email – firstname.lastname@example.org – 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.