Robert Schlegel

Bob Schlegel creates images that possess tension between the representational and the abstract. 

"I paint in the studio and plein aire from preliminary sketches in charcoal, pencil and oil pastel and take reference photographs as necessary.  My finished paintings are in oils and acrylics on gesso prepared paper, panel and canvas.  I also create monotypes and images from cut paper and collage.  Drawing is the foundation for my work.  I am tenacious with the sketch whether it be life-drawing session or in the field.   I fill journals with sketches and narrative from travels.  Through line, contrast, texture, color and composition I explore my responses to form and shape where things in the natural world and things that are made by man collide." 

Most recently Bob has been working on a series of assemblages resembling birds.  The texture and gesture captivate his imagination.

You can see him on Oregon Art Beat BY CLICKING HERE