Robert states that his art is not about any one approach but is more about pushing and experimenting with various elements and techniques. The discoveries he makes along the way are what enable him to grow as a painter and fuel his desire to become a better artist.
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.
Shows History / Awards
Feb 2010 — Invitational Show Saks Gallery, Denver Colorado
June 2009 — Governor's Show Invitational, Loveland, CO.
August 2009 — Two Person Show— Abend Gallery, Denver, CO.
March 2008 — Invitational Show Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach California
Nov. 2007 — 1st Place Raymar National Fine Art Show for “Griddle Cook”
Jan. 2007 — Richeson75 Juried still life show. Kimberly, WI
June 2006 — Governor's Show Invitational, Loveland, CO.
May 2006 — Oil Painters of America National show, Missoula, Montana
April 2006 — Four Man Show, Abend Gallery Denver, Co
April 2006 — 2006 Governor's Invitational Art Show, Loveland Colorado
October 2005 — 2005 Central Regional OPA Show Snowfire Gallery, Estes Park Colorado
Award of Excellence for "Blacksmith"
July 2005 — One Man show Blaire Carnihan Gallery, Santa Fe New Mexico
June 2005 — 2005 Governor's Invitational Art Show, Loveland Colorado
May 2004 — 2004 Salon International, San Antonio, Texas.
March 2004 — 2004 Salon Invitational, Anne Irwin Gallery, Atlanta GA.
July 12 — Aug 24, 2003 - Colorado Art Open, Foothills Art Center
May 3, 2003 — 2003 Salon International, San Antonio, Texas - “Chefs’ Cuisine”
Mar. 20 - Mar 28, 2001 — Colorado Art Open, Foothills Art Center – Juried
April 19, 2001 — Colorado Boys Ranch Art Show – Featured Artist
Abend Gallery —Denver CO 80206
Meyer Art Gallery — Houston Texas
Smith Klein — Boulder Colorado
Watts Fine Art — Zionsville Indiana
Atlanta Art Gallery Atlanta Georgia
Southwest Art Magazine - Feature article March 2006
Art Collectors Magazine - Feature article May 2006
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