"Let a man decide upon his favorite animal and make a study of it, learning its innocent ways. Let him learn to understand its sounds and motions. The animals want to communicate with man."

Brave Buffalo, Teton Sioux, Winter 1897

Previous Events


Lahaina Galleries at Fashion Island
The Animal Presence
Friday and Saturday March 18th-19th, 2016

Hay Hill Gallery
Preview reception London, United Kingdom
Thursday September 3rd, 2015

Chloe Fine Arts
Private Reception
Saturday May 17th, 2014

Marcus Ashley Gallery
Robert Bissell Show
Saturday March 22nd, 2014

Lahaina Galleries
San Francisco Bay Area private showing
Saturday April 26th, 2014

Lahaina Galleries
Signing and appearance
Newport Beach, Fashion Island
Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Lahaina Galleries
Booksigning and appearance
Sunday, January 26, 2014

Lahaina Galleries
Booksigning and appearance
Saturday September 14, 2013
Sunday September 15, 2013

Chloe Fine Arts
Booksigning and appearance
Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Lahaina Galleries
Booksigning and appearance
Wednesday July 24, 2013

Lahaina Galleries
Booksigning and appearance
Fridayy July 26, 2013

Studio Seven Arts
Booksigning and appearance
Wednesday July 3rd, 2013

Marcus Ashley Gallery
Book signing event and show
Saturday June 22, 2013

Sundance Bookstore
Book signing and discussion
Sunday June 23, 2013

Four-Eyed Frog Bookstore
Book signing and artist talk
Saturday June 8th, 2013

Borsini-Burr Gallery
Robert Bissell – One Man Show
1401 Main Street Montara, CA 94037
Exhibit: Saturday June 1st, 2013

DZian Gallery
Boston Area Meet & Greet
Worcester, MA
Receptions: April 13th, 2012

Imagine Art Gallery
Smithfield Area Meet & Greet
Smithfield, VA
Receptions: April 14th, 2012

Lahaina Galleries
Art of Aloha
January 26th to 29th, 2012

Exclusive Collections Gallery
Gaslamp District 2 Day Event
San Diego, California
March 5th & 6th, 2011

Marcus Ashley Galleries
Lake Tahoe 2 Day Event
South Lake Tahoe, California
March 5th & 6th, 2011

Chloe Fine Arts
First Anniversay Show
San Francisco, California
December 4, 2010

Bissell Show & Reception
Montara, California
August 7, 2010

Chloe Fine Arts
Imaginary Realism Group Show | Bissell, Merriam, Bruvel & Rote
San Francisco, CA
Exhibit: July 17, 2010

Chloe Fine Arts
Bissell Animal & Landscape Paintings | Views from Inside & Out
San Francisco, CA
Exhibit: February 5 - March 4, 2010
Special Event: Bissell Presentation on February 27th

Open House
Montara, California
December 5, 2009

Chloe Fine Arts
Gallery Opening and Group Show
San Francisco, CA
December 5, 2009

The Embrace II and New Animal Paintings Exhibited In Newport Beach, CA
Five original animal paintings are being featured at Lahaina Galleries in Newport Beach February 21–22, 2009. After a focus on landscapes this past fall, the bears and rabbits return, along with other animals. This 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.

It's A Puzzle
NEW from Pomegranate Press, a 1000 piece, 20 X 29 inch jigsaw puzzle of the 2007 Embrace. Available in concert with Embrace II, the limited edition prints sold out in 2008. But you can find the here and at retail outlets across the United States.

Guardian Holiday Cards
Just in time for the holidays, share your seasons greetings with The Guardian Holiday Cards published by Pomegranate Press. They are available now and you can order them here.

Calendar and Notecards
Great gift ideas for the holidays, the 2009 Bears by Bissell Calendar, also published by Pomegranate Press, is available now along with a 12 note-card box set of four bear images. Order them here, or you can find them in retail and online stores across the country.

Dreamscapes: The Best of Imaginary Realism 2, 2008
This book, published in Denmark by Salbru, features artists working in imaginary realism. Robert's work is featured in a four page spread, along with other artists from all over the world including Michael Parkes and Gil Bruvel. The book is available now in the United States through Bud

The Dream Road and Other Tales from Hidden Hills (Some Involving Rabbits)
This book of short stories by Leslie Ann Butler and paintings by Robert Bissell is available through The Dreamroads Press, Bissell's publishing company. The book includes 12 short stories about life lessons as seen through the eyes of animals. Suitable for ages five and up. Contact us for more info or to order The Dream Road.