Artist Robert Fionda

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The Artist Says:

Paint the suggestion and not the fact.  It is the job of the artist to paint so the experiences he feels are felt by the viewer. Realism


Working either from the studio or in a Plein air environment, Robert Fionda is an accomplished watercolorist who considers himself a "romantic realist" painter of landscapes, nature, and still life.  "Over the years, I have evolved from a recorder of details and images to someone wants to paint the visual suggestion and not the fact."
A resident of Michigan, Fionda is a retired art educator who lives and maintains a studio in rural Armada, north of Detroit.  He is an accomplished workshop presenter and jurist.  The Michigan Art Education Association recognized Fionda as the 1992 "Michigan Art Educator of the Year" for his exemplary skills in art education.  Fionda has conducted numerous workshops and presentations within Michigan, Canada, including the Island of Barbados in the West Indies. 
Fionda has exhibited in numerous competitive, state wide and international exhibitions, including 2015 Great Lake en Plein air Exhibition, National Watercolor Society Annual Member Exhibition, The Michigan Annual, The Scarab Club, Michigan Fine Arts Exhibition, Macomb Prestige Show, Thumb Area Exhibition, MAEA Acquisitions Exhibition, Huron/Goderich International Exhibition, and more.
"Sinclair's Blue Jay" was selected for the 50th Annual Michigan Watercolor Society Exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts.  Fionda is a 2013 winner for the National Watercolor Society International Open Exhibition.  His watercolors have graced a variety of venues, including the cover of the Michigan Bar Journal.  The 2016 En Great Plein air Exhibition sponsored by the Saginaw Art Museum awarded Fionda, "Best of Show" for his watercolor "Kawkawlin Granary".  And his watercolor, "Hold Back the Night" has been selected for the 2017 American Watercolor Society 150th Anniversary Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in New York City.

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