Wynne Fine Arts - Robert John Wynne

Robert was born in Philadelphia and raised in the riverside borough of Bristol, on the eastern side of Pennsylvania. This small town on the Delaware River, with its wealth of American heritage and colonial architecture, is where Robert’s love of history and nature began. He studied with Bucks County artist, William T. Bagley for several years, working primarily with oil and watercolor. Both remain two of his favorite mediums along with acrylic.

Robert was an illustrator for the United States Army where he was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska for three years, and later studied sculpture at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Surrounded by the pristine landscape of Alaska, his love of nature and its use as subject matter began to take root. His primary influences include Andrew Wyeth, Van Gogh, Monet and Degas, among others. With his love of nature, Robert was heavily drawn to the work of naturalist photographer Ansel Adams, whose work would later lend inspiration to his mixed media art. Primarily self-taught, Robert is constantly looking to expand his experimental roots and limitless subject matter.

In addition to his painting, Robert has branched out into the world of photography and has a vast collection of what he has entitled “PhotoArt”. His original photographs are digitally enhanced to recreate themselves into forms of visiual art, rather than traditional photos. These experimental photo techniques are being incorporated into mixed media images for an even further dramatic effect.

The mixture of the California coastline, the mountains and the deserts provide a vast array of nature sites to explore, paint, photograph and bring to life. Robert lives in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood, California, with his wife Jennifer and their three cats. Robert is a member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters.