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Artist Robert Malcom


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  • FASO Artist Website: http://a-robert-malcom.com/

  • Year Born: 1945

  • Striving to do pen and ink as Fine Art Painting, not as sketches or drawings.....

  • most my works come from memory and imagination

  • am a themescapist - one who works from abstract idea to visualization of it

  • Price Range: $200.00 - $2,000.00




The Artist Says:


been drawing and painting since the age of four, tho only in last few years have sought to making a living at it.... am a romantic realist, working mostly in pen/ink, color pencil, and acrylic for picture window sized murals.... subject matters run from still life thru landscape, with occasional nude figures included....   my works are a reflection of my philosophy of Objectivism, and use metaphoric relations as means of showing possibilities of human flourishing... thus call myself a themescapist...




Biography


I have been drawing and painting since around the age of four, tho only in last few years have sought to making a living at it - largely because found it necessary to cook, bake and such for a living....  between those times, I grew up a military brat, traveling all over the country, and to Guam and Japan, visiting neighboring places along the way...  when graduated from high school I quit doing art, as tho loved it, was told only commercial artists make a living, and had no desire to be one... it was only after my co-apartment renter said I ought to try first theming, then painting, in other words first choose abstract ideas and then visualize them, it was as if a lightbulb turned on - here was my solution to being bored of doing just landscapes and still life... but as noted, while did art, my livelihood was in cooking and baking, leaving the weekends as such to concentrate on works... when I became disabled with osteo-arthritis in my hip, it in effect freed me to be able to concentrate on my art,  to learn more of techniques and decide which medium I found most favoring to me - acrylics at that point as oils were fumey and expensive to me in cleaning up, and colored pencils back then were only used for architectural work - to develop what to me was the kind of art that was interesting to me - taking abstract ideas and visualizing them, instead of the traditional 'recorder mode of mere landscapes, still life, and portraiture of whatever kind... this meant also that it allowed me to show aspects of what it might be to live in my ideal world...  am a romantic realist, working mostly in pen/ink, color pencil, and acrylic [...]

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