Welcome to the Art of Robert Read
Working as a creative designer all of my life has led me back to the joy of oil painting. Applying oil paint with brushes and pallet knives on canvas in hopes of stirring some emotional response in the viewer. Being a painter isn’t a job, it’s a passion, a necessary part of existence that was absent for too many years. It is an escape from the pressures of my daily exercise of working on a computer building websites and designing brochures to earn a living.
I rarely leave home without one of my cameras within arm’s reach. Always looking for that elusive composition or ambient mood. Sometimes a subject for future canvas decoration, sometimes just for the joy of the photo.
Living in Oshawa, Ontario, I am producing photography and painting with a passion for capturing and evoking a feeling of place and time.
“Field of Poppies”, 16″ x 20″, O/C
My latest painting.