The Paintings of Robert Bissell 2018 Wall Calendar
“Guardians and guides of the natural world, animals challenge us to consider our place and role in a higher order.”
Taking a cue from the Romantic period, Robert Bissell invokes a sense of peace and harmony in his paintings with the use of soft light and contemplative animal figures in idyllic landscapes. In The Enchantment II
, bears stand upright, looking skyward, surrounded by swirling blue butterflies.
Bissell grew up on a farm in Somerset, England, his childhood informed by his love of animals and Celtic legends. His works of magical realism do not anthropomorphize animals. Rather, he zoomorphizes people, telling the story of the human condition through animals. His creatures often look us in the eye and invite us to step into their world to see ourselves, once again, as part of nature. More of Bissell’s works can be found in Hero: The Paintings of Robert Bissell
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