About the Artist- Rob Andes

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Rob Andes has a BFA with a focus in art and art history from Oklahoma State University. and an MFA from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

E-Mail: robandes@yahoo.com

E-Mail or call (479 422 5055) for information or prices.

Artist Statement

I have always been interested in the work of artists who paint the human form, so this remains my focus and usual subject. The traditions of figurative work remain important in art to the present, and I have enjoyed learning and using processes and techniques used by painters in the past as I journey to the future. My intent is to create a picture that is visually pleasing and captures people and their emotions through color and composition.

Although my work may raise questions or offer some new perspective, any psychological content is subtle, as I not try to shock the viewer. Rather, because I am interested in introspection and quiet observation, I seek to convey a sense of silent contemplation and nudge a viewer gently to a new space, a different vantage point.

Recently, I have been experimenting with the use of color to produce a reaction in the viewer. This reaction may be instinctual, or based on an individual's likes or dislikes, but shall be a subtle, natural reaction that conveys feelings without words. My goal remains to create a calm and beautiful picture that welcomes the viewer to tarry and share a quiet time and a gentle sense of wonder.