When I got back home from my week at ArtBasel I got a wonderful surprise. I received a "Second Place" Award for my painting "Passionate Moonlight Stroll". The painting is part of the Beaux Arts of Central Florida annual members exhibit. This painting is the first abstract work I've done in a long time. It is inspired from Monet's Arm of the Seine series.
I'm so honored to be part of this exclusive group of 50 contemporary artists. Speechless in receiving this award.
I just finished this painting 'Passionate Moonlight Stroll'. The painting is done with acrylic paint on 3 sheets of 32"x24" plexiglass.
I just finished this short 37 second video showing my new painting 'Butterfly Power'. You can see more images and the story about this painting here: http://www.robertshirk.com/gallery/portraits/butterflypower.html
The Lovely Loleita and I had such a wonderful time last night at the opening of the 'Brilliant Hues' exhibit at Gallery500. I want to start by thanking Jessica Kennedy, the gallery director for doing such a wonderful job hanging the show and putting together a first class exhibit. The gallery looked great. The wine was flowing, and the food was delicious.
It means the world to me to have so many of my Orlando friends brave i4 to join Vickie Wilson, Cheyenne Smith, and me at the opening. At one point in the evening we were overflowing out into the courtyard in front of the gallery. A lot of my Beaux Arts friends showed up for the good times as well. I had a blast visiting with so many friends. I even had the pleasure chatting with a few collectors. Who knew! LOL
The exhibit is running until 12/1/19.
I just finished 4 paintings in my new series 'Palm Beach Girls'. Each of the paintings in this series are painted with acrylic paint on 4 sheets of 32"x24" plexiglass.
I just finished this short 60 second video showing my latest painting. See video closeups of this 3 dimensional kinetic painting.
This painting is on 4 sheets of 32"x24" plexiglass. To this day Monet still loves feeling the rush of water gliding over her body during her daily swim. With each stroke her mind goes elsewhere. Dreaming, and preparing for another glorious day in Palm Beach.
Thanks Jeff Shonkwiler for the featured promotion.
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This is the first sheet of 4 sheets of 32"x24" plexiglass that will make up this painting. The next layers will be made up of all dots!
The artists reception last night at the Museum of Arts & Sciences was a huge success. Special thanks goes to Ruth Grim, Chief Curator MOAS for her support for local artists as well as Beaux Arts of Central Florida. My painting 'Paradise Tami' was in great company.
Here is a very well done 90 sec video that the Museum of Arts & Sciences put together of the Opening Reception of the Beaux Arts exhibit 'Synchronicity'. Awesome job Claire Brubaker, Marketing and Social Media Manager.
This painting is on 4 sheets of 32"x24" plexiglass. This colorful flower, has a wonderful fragrance, but stay clear of her thorns.
The Lovely Loleita and I had a wonderful time at the St Augustine Art Association Spring Members Exhibit Friday night. My painting 'Diva Shades' won an Honorable Mention Award so she had a good time too.
Thank you Jeff Shonkwiler and 1st Thursdays @ Orlando Museum of Art for putting on another wonderful Exhibit. These shows are always so much fun, and the artwork continues to inspire me to keep growing. My painting 'Summer Breeze' had a great spot and got to meet everyone as they entered the gallery. Congratulations to Cheryl Bogdanowitsch for winning Best in Show for her 'Heron'.
My painting of 'Sparkle' got a wonderful reception yesterday at The Art League of Daytona Beach exhibit 'All Creatures Great And Small'. She won 2nd place and was having a blast with all the other "Creatures" hanging out on the walls.
We loved visiting with all the talented artists and seeing their work.
Congratulations go out to Katty Smith for winning Best in Show for her lovely sculpture 'The Human Plight'. Beverley Ulrich received the 1st place award for her painting 'The Conversation'. Diana Mier Patterson received 3rd place for her painting'A Mother's Love'. Congratulations to all the other award winners as well.
I just finished this short 45 second video showing my latest painting of this sunglass wearing Diva. See video closeups of this 3 dimensional kinetic painting.
Just finished this painting on 4 sheets of 32"x24" plexiglass. We may never see my Diva's eyes, but just imagine how beautiful they must be.
Last night was diffidently girls night out at 1st Thursdays @ Orlando Museum of Art. My painting of Marilyn Monroe had a blast with all the girls during this "Power of She" Exhibit.
I just love these Exhibits at Orlando Museum of Art. It's so much fun visiting and partying with all these artists.
Photo Credit: Lisa McSimon
Photo Credit: Lillian Verkins
I just finished this short 1 min video showing my latest painting of this elegant sun worshiper. See video closeups of this 3 dimensional kinetic painting.
Bogenvillas have always captured my attention since the first time I noticed them adorning the courtyards and shops on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. They seem a fitting backdrop for my elegant sun worshiper as the smell of coconut oil wafts through the salty breeze coming off the ocean.
Here is a short 1 min video showing the before and after of the painting I originally did in 1985 as a tribute to Andy Warhol's Marilyn series. An old painting becomes new again 34 years later! 'Andy Warhol's Marilyn - Dotted!'
I decided to update my 1985 painting of Marilyn Monroe. I attached two 24"x32" sheets of plexiglass to the old 36"x36" painting and added thousands of dots. The old painting served as a useful underpainting for my updated painting.