In the Village by Robert Abele – Image: Addison Art Gallery
As my nephew would say, IKR (I know, right?)! This is stunning. Robert Abele is the artist and he is FABULOUS! His work reminds me a bit of Charles Sovek with a hint of Robert Movalli, both wonderfully talented artists whose work I admire so much! His work is fairly new at Addison Art Gallery (one of my favorites… I haven’t been there yet, but ONE DAY!), Helen Addison has some of the most fabulous artists ever! LOOK at the looseness of Robert’s work… the light, the shadows… stunning!
Beach Cottages by Robert Abele – Image: Addison Art Gallery
This is another fabulous painting, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the power lines, the road, the water, the houses, absolutely everything about this! Great work! Check out Addison Art Gallery’s website or better yet, stop in and say hello!!
Here’s a blip about Robert from his website:
Robert Abele was born in Bronxville, NY in 1969. He has spent his life making images of the New England landscape. Madison Connecticut, North Fork of Long Island and Provincetown are a few of the places close to Robert’s heart. His paintings are done from life, plein air, in the tradition of Corot and Monet. Responding to the changing effects of light and atmosphere, capturing quick nuances and shifts in line and color. Robert studied art in New York at the School of Visual Arts, graduating in 1993 with a B.F.A. in fine art. Marilyn Minter, Juan Gonzalez and James McMullan were only a few of the professors that affected Robert’s early development as an artist at SVA. Robert’s work has appeared in the New York Times and The Washington Post. Many of Robert’s works have won national awards, often regarded as a painter’s painter.
Robert is inspired to paint what he calls a vanishing history of America’s past. This on going life’s passion to preserve the gentle New England coast is his muse as his dialog with this subject matter will continue to challenge him visually.
Catch you back here tomorrow!