Artist Robert Kuester

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The Artist Says:

  My aim is simply to interpret the natural world with as much beauty as I see and/or can create

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Robert has unquestionable masteryof portraiture, still life and landscape...undaunted by varied subject matter, he brings them to life with competence and unusually skilled use of color...John Houghton

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A native of Iowa, Robert Kuester (1940-2019) spent two years at Drake University, and went on to obtain a BFA from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Living in New Mexico since 1986, Robert paints still life, landscapes, figures and commissioned portraits in oils only. He finds artistic inspiration from locations like Taos, NM to Sedona, AZ to the beaches of CA and Venice, Italy. Both a studio and plein air artist, he paints an array of subject matters including landscape, portrait, still life and the figure. He is an esteemed member of New Mexico Art League (NMAL), Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM), Portrait Society of America (PSOA), and Oil Painters of America (OPA).
" I create paintings with strong and lasting artistic quality. I believe that a thing of beauty is a joy forever. My hope is that others will see and feel the beauty I have found or created in my subjects. I am not a photo realist, but rather begin with the randomness of nature, subtly transforming it into a heightened state of beauty and permanence through organization and design.
As an Alla Prima painter, I love the beauty of brushwork, exploiting it for its own sake while the image manifests as a believable representation of my subject. I also believe in the experience of Plein Air painting for developing a real depth of understanding the landscape.
I studied for two years at Drake University in Iowa, after which I received my BFA at The Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. In 1986 I left a successful career in illustration in Detroit and moved to New Mexico with my wife and daughter - also gifted artists – to pursue my dream of working exclusively as a painter. Further studies with painters such as [...]

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