Robert is a contemporary artist from the Richmond metropolitan area. His paintings are influenced by his extensive travels throughout Europe and the Middle East and from his passion with the beaches, inlets, and marshes along the North Carolina coastline. As a life-long sportsman, Robert is inspired by the outdoors, which is reflective in many of his paintings. While he does not consider himself a “landscape” painter, he often describes his works as “accidental landscapes”.
A graduate of Atlantic Christian College in Wilson, N.C. with a Graphic Design degree, Robert has served as an Illustrator with the Department of Defense, an adjunct professor teaching Airbrush Illustration at John Tyler Community College and a free-lance Illustrator for Ad agencies and corporate clients throughout Virginia. In 2004, Robert transformed his skills from a structured graphic design professional into an artist creating beautifully crafted abstract paintings. His paintings vary from heavily textured pieces that utilize cement and pastes to canvases in which he applies multiple layers of washes to achieve atmospheric qualities. Robert is a member of the Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association and lives and maintains a studio in Chesterfield, VA.
Robert Winne’s collection at Stravitz Art Gallery