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Basement
oil
18x24
2018
Blue Claw
oil
12x16
2017
Lure Wall
oil
12x16
2017
Oliver Mark Making
oil
16x12
2017
Cape Cod Tag Sale
oil
16x20
2017
Afternoon Nap
oil
22x30
2017
Nantucket Cottage
oil
24x24
2017
Nantucket Wind
oil
18x24
2017
Peeled
oil
36x36
2017
Strainer
oil
40x30
2016
Morning Kitchen
oil
30x40
2016
Oliver Look Away
oil
16x20
2016
'' Brewster Store''
OIL
10x10''
2015
$750

''Robert Abele III's paintings of stovetops, kitchen interiors and ramshackle tenements are a tribute to the ordinary.With a handsomely disjointed perspective that would make Cezanne proud, Abele elevates kitchen clutter to high art. His ''Double Decker'' with chain link fence and azure sky is a familiar SouthCoast scene, altered by the invasion of a geometric abstraction''.
-Don Wilkinson Standard Times

Landscape engages me in an interior dialogue about its own significance and its relation to the environment and myself. These thoughts generate my final image. I use simple materials oil, brushes, canvas and an antique easel keeps me connected to the past. My composition starts with loose sketches done in vine charcoal. I feel my way through the landscape paying close attention to its shapes and textures. Simplicity and refinement happen only after a detailed draft is executed. I seek the simplification of form in the service of a sophisticated arrangement and design.

When I studied at the School of Visual Arts in the early 1990's, I was influenced by the artists of the Ashcan school and their documentary approach to image making. I chose to abandon the human presence and the subject of everyday life in order to represent the stillness of a scene. The observer’s eye completes the narrative on a human scale.

My paintings invite the viewer to experience the landscape in a personal and expressive way.