Paintings by Robert Bissell
"One of my three dogs is always in the studio with me he helps to bridge the gap between myself and the truly wild animals I use in my paintings."
Robert Bissell paints images of animals interacting with nature, sharing his perceptions of them with us. He feels that humans are so wrapped up in a mechanistic view that we've forgotten we're animals too. Ultimately, his message is to look at the natural world for solutions to the human condition.
Bissell prepares his canvas with many coats of gesso sanded to lose the texture and achieve a smooth surface. He works from photographs, painting almost exclusively in oil. He finds his subjects all around him, inspired by the abundant wildlife near his studio.
Robert has a website at www.robertbissell.com/.