Dear Friends - this is the premier edition of our new quarterly newsletter for everyone who has followed my art over the years.

2007 was an extremely busy year for the studio with so much interest in my paintings. I engaged Lahaina Galleries to represent my work. And we are now in a new, expanded facility where everyone has room to work - without taking up space on the kitchen table!

ROBERTBISSELL.comI am also very pleased to announce the new website, now up at Here you can view a larger selection of work (including some never shown before), see a complete catalog of available prints, read the latest news and events, and participate in a guest book forum. You can even send e-cards. Many thanks to Scott Lietzke and his team for their wonderful work on the site design.

After completing a number of commissions, I will be working on some new landscapes. This landscape work was begun in 2005, and everyone is looking forward to seeing how this will progress.

The ExilesSome have expressed dismay that there are not more originals available. Because they move very quickly, we recommend you contact Lahaina Galleries for more information and the opportunity to buy an original. Here's a new painting, The Exiles, available now through Lahaina Galleries.

And remember, if you ever are in the SF Bay Area and would like to visit the studio, please contact us.

Thank you all for your support!

art expoIf you happen to be in New York from Feb 28 to March 3, you can see more work at Art Expo. This is our first time at this event and we're very excited. Find us at booth 1100, at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan.

Recently my work was featured in an exhibition in Nice, France. Prints are now available at Gallerie Princesse de Kiev in Nice. See the Events & Shows section on the website for a listing of Robert's shows for 2008.

I have made many of the animal paintings available as Limited Edition prints through The Dreamroads Press and have had a tremendous response to these images. You can view a full selection here. We will be releasing a number of new prints later in 2008.

Also, my work is featured in the book "Dreamscapes" A Book of Imaginary Realism, published by Salubru, and now available at Bud Plant books.

And finally, Pomegranate is publishing a Bissell's Bears 2009 calendar that will be available in May. A set of Bissell's Bears Notecards is already available here.