Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Robert Hoover

Robert M Hoover, Luis Colan, 2006, acrylic on canvas, 11 x 14 inches
Me, an inspiration? I never thought that day would come but it did, so it seems. Robert M Hoover, a New York based artist, saw a self portrait I posted on Flickr.com and decided to use the photograph as a reference for this painting. In 1976 Mr. Hoover graduated from Binghamton University and has been working in the magazine industry, he currently works for Hearst Magazines. "He has been painting seriously since 2003. His creative endeavors consists of abstract, portraits, still life, collage, dealing with his emotional and sensual experiences. Creating art has become his whole life and has electrified his senses. He tries to keep an open mind, spread his wings, continue to work at his craft. He is inspired by all the art forms and believes they are all intimately connected. "Luis Colan" is a good example of the direction Robert wants to go with modern portraits, but abstract is his main passion. He works in Manhattan and lives on Long Island.*

*Statement provided by the artist.

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