Robert Wylie Pfohl
Bio: Art, history and nature have been abiding interests throughout my life. I have engaged these interests from the beginning, be it through books, school projects, or on my own explorations in the natural world, museums, zoological gardens – drawing and/or photographing as I went along. Now that I have retired from a professional career in counseling, I have refocused my efforts toward art, concentrating on the mediums of watercolor and pastel.
Artistic journey: I have always liked to draw, learn about art in history and view artistic creations. I am an appreciator of beauty. Was it Monet who pointed out that a painting should be a creation that brings beauty to the viewer? There is much beauty in the natural world and so in artistic efforts I have concentrated on nature, emphasizing the dramatic effect of color. To achieve a sense of the excitement of color, I have depended on the mediums of watercolor and pastel.