Robert Spooner Oils

Last Light Gold
Last Light Gold

Oil, 30x60, framed Sold

Charm of the Bay
Charm of the Bay

Oil, 20x20, framed Sold

Steel Blossom
Steel Blossom

Oil, 40x49.5, framed Sold

Fields of White Gold
Fields of White Gold

Oil, 22x30, framed Sold

Brighton Grain Towers
Brighton Grain Towers

Oil, 12x29, framed Sold

Normandy Poppy Field
Normandy Poppy Field

Oil, 18x27, framed Sold

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Robert Spooner was born in Roswell, New Mexico in 1956. He received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Louisiana Tech University in 1978 and pursued a career in graphic design. It was not until 1998 that he developed an interest in oil painting after having taken it up as a creative antidote to the structured advertising world where he was working as a designer and illustrator. He became further motivated to continue on this path of expression when he enrolled in painting classes at the Denver Art Students League and studied with noted painters Kim English and Quang Ho.

 

The dimensions of his canvas are determined by the story needing to be told. Robert works from large shapes in a scene to the small, all the time keeping his values in check. Arriving at the focal point, which in many cases may be a face, he slows down to spend more time on what he considers to be the heart of the painting or story.

 

Awards: 

 

Honorable Mention, 2005 OPA National Show

1st Place Award, 2007 RayMar Contest

Gold Metal, 2010 OPA Western Region

Honorable Mention, 2011 Salon - Greenhouse Gallery

Honorable Mention - Figurative, 2011 OPA National Show

 

Selected Recent Exhibitions:

 

Feb 2104 - American Masters Show Invitational, Sarasota FL.

Dec 2013 - Miniature Masterpices, Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, CO.

Oct 2013 - American Impressionist Society, Charleston SC.

June 2013 - Weekend in theWest, Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, CO.

July 2012 - Oil Painters Of America, Fredericksburg, TX.

July 2012 - Oil Painters Of America, Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, CO.

June 2012 - Scottsdale Salon Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale AZ.

May 2011 - Oil Painters Of a America, Coeur d’Alene, ID.

Oct 2010 - American Impressionist Society, Nashville Tn.

May 2010 - Oil Painters Of  America, Scottsdale, Az.

Oct 2010 - Oil Painters Of  America, Jackson Hole, Wy.

May 2010 - Oil Painters Of  America, Scottsdale, Az.

April 2010 - Greenhouse Salon, San Antonio, TX.

June 2009 - Governor's Show Invitational, Loveland, CO.

March 2008 - Invitational Show Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.

Nov. 2007 - 1st Place, Raymar National Fine Art Show 

Jan. 2007 - Richeson75 Juried still life show. Kimberly, WI

June 2006-7 - Governor's Show Invitational, Loveland, CO.

May 2006 - Oil Painters of America National show, Missoula, Montana

April 2006 — 2006 Governor's Invitational Art Show, Loveland Colorado

October 2005 — 2005 Central Regional OPA Show

 

Articles:

 

Southwest Art Magazine - Cover art and Feature article August 2015

Southwest Art Magazine - Feature article March 2006

Art Collectors Magazine - Feature article May 2006

American Art Collector - Feature May 2011