Robert Abele III
Asked once how long it takes me to make a painting I responded “3 or 4 hours and 25 years”. For as long as I can remember I have responded to the world around me visually. I began drawing at a very early age inspired by the seashore and architecture. I have always created my work through direct observation sharing an intimate dialog with my subject face to face. I realized early in my development as an artist that I shared a history with many artists who were inspired by nature and documenting the world around them. My paintings are done alla prima immersed in the surroundings of the subject and are more about the passage of time rather than a snapshot of a moment. Working this way forms a special bond between artist and subject resulting in a very unique piece of art. Paintings created this way have an honesty that attracts the viewer and engages them like no other form of art. I am always working to edit my surroundings so as to create and continually be inspired to produce a truth in my work.