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"Rise And Shine" - 06/11/22

I just finished this painting of a sunflower called "Rise And Shine".

Sunflowers have a rich and long history in the cultures of both the East and West. From the Incas using sunflowers to symbolize their Sun God. To the ancient Chinese believing sunflowers radiated powers of immortality. In almost every culture the sunflower represents loyalty, adoration, happiness, optimism, honesty, longevity, peace, admiration, and devotion. It universally has the power to bring joy to people.

The Pointillist painters of the 1880's were interested in using dots to visually mix colors. This Neo-Pointillist painting of this sunflower is my latest example of that Pointillist technique of mixing colors. This painting has around 20,000 dots!

You can currently see this painting and others of mine at the Park Avenue Contemporary gallery in Winter Park, Florida. If you are in or around Winter Park sure to stop in and take a look.

Gallery: Park Avenue Contemporary
Web: https://www.parkavenuecontemporaryart.com/
Address: 348 Park Avenue South, Winter Park FL 32789
Phone: (407) 233-7305‬
Hours: Tue-Fri: 11am–7pm, Sat: 10am–8pm, Sun: 11am–6pm, Mon: Closed

Neo-Pointilist a sunflower


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MOAS interview with Robert Shirk - Neo-Pointillist Artist. - 03/16/22

Here is a short 4 minute video interview I had with the Museum of Arts & Sciences in Daytona Beach FL. I comment on my painting "Spenser" that is part of the current Florida Artist Group exhibition. I talk about the neo-pointillist aspects of the painting and my selection of subjects for my contemporary portraits.


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Video of John Lennon Painting - 03/10/22

I just finished this short 46 sec video of my painting of John Lennon.

The painting is currently hanging in the Park Avenue Contemporary gallery in Winter Park FL. This Neo-Pointillist painting is on 2 sheets of 18"x24" plexiglass on top of 3 sheets of 24"x32" plexiglass. If you find yourself in Winter Park FL, stop in and say hi to John!


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"John Lennon" - 03/08/22

I just finished this painting of "John Lennon".

In the 60's and 70's when I was growing up, the Beatles revolutionized popular music. It was a time when it seemed like every week everybody couldn't wait to hear what John Lennon and the Beatles would come up with next. They never failed to deliver.

This painting is done with acrylic paint on 2 sheets of 18"x24" plexiglass on top of 3 sheets of 24"x32" plexiglass.

The Pointillist painters of the 1880's were interested in using dots to visually mix colors. This Neo-Pointillist painting of 'John Lennon' is my latest example of that Pointillist technique of mixing colors. This painting has around 24,000 dots!

You can currently see this painting and others of mine at the Park Avenue Contemporary gallery in Winter Park, Florida. If you are in or around Winter Park sure to stop in and say hi to John!

Gallery: Park Avenue Contemporary
Web: https://www.parkavenuecontemporaryart.com/
Address: 348 Park Avenue South, Winter Park FL 32789
Phone: (407) 233-7305‬
Hours: Tue-Fri: 11am–7pm, Sat: 10am–8pm, Sun: 11am–6pm, Mon: Closed

Neo-Pointilist Painting Of John Lennon


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Gallery 500 Exhibition - "The New Normal" 03/04/22

I'm very excited to have two of my paintings participate in the Gallery 500 Exhibition - "The New Normal, Art of the Pandemic".

If you are in or around Daytona Beach, FL stop in to Gallery 500 to see my two paintings "Volto Musica" and "The Weeping Angel Of Grief". The exhibit is up between March 4, and May 1 2022.

Opening Reception Date: 04/07/22
Opening Reception Time: 5-7pm

Show Title/Theme: The New Normal, Art of the Pandemic
Exhibition Dates: 03/04/22 - 05/01/22
Location: Gallery 500
Address: 1870 Victory Circle, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Hours of Operation: Mon by appointment, Tue - Sat 11am - 8pm, Sun 12pm - 6pm
Phone: (386) 262-1219

Web:
https://gallery500.art

Social Media:
https://www.facebook.com/gallery500.art
https://www.instagram.com/gallery500.art/




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The "Lovely Loleita" goes to St. Augustine - 02/04/22

Look who was at the Saint Augustine Artist Association "Faces & Figures" opening.

Neo-Pointilist Painting Lovely Loleita


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My Painting "Spenser" goes to the Museum of Arts & Sciences - 01/29/22

I am very excited, and honored to have my painting "Spencer" included in the Museum Of Arts And Sciences (MOAS) exhibit "Florida Palette". This group exhibit includes 28 artists from Area V of the Florida Artists Group (FLAG).

Come join me and these wonderful and talented artists for the opening reception on Monday, January 31 between 5 and 7pm.

Opening Reception Date: 01/31/22
Opening Reception Time: 5-7pm
Entrance Fee: $5 for non MOAS members.
Cash Bar: Yes
Show Title/Theme: Florida Palette
Exhibition Dates: 01/29/22 - 04/17/22
Location: Museum Of Arts and Sciences
Address: 352 S Nova Rd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 5pm
Phone: (386) 255-0285
COVID-19 Guidelines: https://www.moas.org/covid-19

Web:
https://floridaartistsgroup.org/
https://www.moas.org/

Social Media:
https://www.facebook.com/moasdaytona/
https://twitter.com/moasdaytona

Artists: Francisco Arias, Jean Banas, Peggy Banks, Donne Bitner, Cheryl Bogdanowitsch, Rhonda Bristol, Fran Carson, Mindy Colton, David Cumbie, Nancy Dillen, Therese Ferguson, Jane Jennings, Carson Kapp, Grace Leal, Renee Lewis, lwona Lys-Dobradin, Susan Martin, Kathy O'Meara, Betty Parker, Ellen Pavlakos, Clare Radigan, Margaret Schnebly Hodge, Robert Shirk, Katty Smith, Barbara Tiffany, Lillian Verkins, Lynn Warnicke, and Beau Wild.

Neo-Pointilist Painting Spenser


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My Giesha goes to Winter Park - 01/06/22

I just dropped of my painting "Geisha - Woman of Art" to the Park Avenue Contemporary gallery in Winter Park, FL. She is hanging with my painting of Andy Warhol's Marilyn.

The most literal translation of "geisha" in English is "artist", "performing artist" or "artisan". A second translation in the Kyoto dialect spoken by geisha in Kyoto and Western Japan is "woman of art".

Geisha are not the Eastern equivalent of a prostitute. Courtesans (oiran), and other Japanese sex workers have an appearance similar to that of geisha. Geisha are female Japanese entertainers who perform traditional dance and song. They are easily recognized by the kimono and white opaque powder makeup called oshiroi that they wear.

The flower-decorated ornamental hairpins that geisha wear are called hana kanzashi and change with the season.

The gallery owner Denise Autorino has a long successful history promoting local and nationally recognised artists in central Florida.

And I'm in great company, because the gallery also representes some other artists that I am honored to call my friends. Mindy Z. Colton, Doug Powell, Todd K. Fox, and Victor Bokas.

If you are in or around Winter Park, FL make sure to stop in and say hi to Denise and my paintings. 348 Park Avenue South Winter Park, FL. The gallery's hours are: Tues - Fri: 11am–7pm, Sat: 10am–8pm, Sun: 11am–6pm, Mon: Closed.

You can see more about the gallery here:
https://www.parkavenuecontemporaryart.com
https://www.instagram.com/parkavecontemporaryart/
https://www.facebook.com/parkavecontemporaryart

Neo-Pointilist Painting Geisha


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