Robert Bissell - Newsletter 2009

Dear Friends,

I hope your holidays were peaceful and happy. This new year in particular is a time of beginnings and change. Even in winter, things begin to happen underground to prepare for the awakening of spring. Here in the studio we have much to look forward to and share.

Iíve been working on new animal paintings for a show in Newport Beach in February. After a focus on landscapes this past fall, the bears and rabbits return, along with other animals. The first image, The Embrace II, is also available as a limited edition print.

The ideas in this painting seek to express unification and oneness. Set in a woodland glen in the spring, the bears are more grounded in their world as they look upward for inspiration. The bears and the delicate butterflies remind us that as fragile as this earth is, we can all take comfort in our true nature.

Bathers The Bathers is a new limited edition print released in December, and available now through our dealer network.

As always, if you're in the SF Bay Area and want to visit the studio, please contact us.

Thank you for your support and warm wishes.


Lahaina Galleries
Newport Beach, CA
Feb. 21 | 5:30-8:30
Feb. 22 | Noon-3:00

Hope to see you there.

Google Home Page Themes
Use Gmail or an iGoogle home page? Check out the themes section where you can put the work of world-class artists and innovators on your Google homepage. Robert's work is available here with images from The Invaders, The Providers and The Aviators.

Some of you may have received an email from me last month asking you to consider endorsing a request to President Obama to create a Secretary of the Arts - an idea initiated by Quincy Jones.

While many countries have Ministers of Art or Culture, the United States has never created such a position. We in the arts need this. And the country needs the arts now more than ever. Please take moment to sign this important petition and pass it on to your friends and colleagues. It only takes a few seconds.

Puzzle from Pomegranate

A 1000 piece, 20x29 inch jigsaw puzzle of the 2007 Embrace. Find it here
and at retail outlets across the United States.