Gene Roberds

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Artist Statement

My paintings begin as a series of small watercolors executed on location. Since I usually work in a boat, I am able to reach remote wilderness areas away from civilization and bothersome onlookers. I feel strongly about the documentary aspect of painting these areas that may not be here much longer. 

My large oil paintings are from many of the small watercolors. They are a little impressionistic, a little expressionistic, but are mostly fabrications of abstract brush stroke patterning, calligraphy, and color.

It is an ordered arrangement of abstract parts that result in a composition that is conceived abstractly and should, I believe, be perceived or understood in that realm. Subject matter is only an excuse or reason to begin a painting. 

The result is a painting that satisfies my involvement in the abstract structure of composition and reads representationally as well. 

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