Collection: Artist: Robert Spencer

 Robert loved to draw as a child.  Art was taught in elementary school and all children learned the basics of art; drawing, form, perspective, and color selection. In the eighth grade, he was selected to display a painting in the Dallas Art Museum. Educated as an engineer, Robert learned mechanical drawing which refined his ability to see objects in three dimensions. While in his 30’s, Robert found a renewed interest in art and took oil painting lessons from Dr. Julius Zohar, a Hungarian instructor in Dallas. Spending a lot of time traveling in his profession gave Robert a chance to draw in pencil, ink, and charcoal. This helped him to gain control of proportion and perspective. Robert’s wife Jo Anne, is an accomplished artist working in oil, watercolor, and acrylics. After he retired, she encouraged and taught him the importance of composition and values in watercolor and oils in his paintings. Of contemporary artists, he has been influenced by the paintings of Richard Schmid and he took lessons from Chuck Mauldin. He has studied the paintings of Russell and Remington to discern the capture of life in motion. He particularly is drawn to Winslow Homer and his scenes out of doors and water. But his hero is his wife Jo Anne, who has encouraged him after retirement to paint and have fun. Most recently, he has studied with Carla Sanchez using techniques of the old masters. Robert has won first place and other awards at the Kerrville Art Club annual show and sale. He has exhibited at the Port Aransas Art Gallery selling oil paintings of coastal scenes.


Member of: Die Künstler von Fredericksburg


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