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A few Words with Robert Heilman

Robert Heilman, 10th Street Bridge, 6 x 9 inches, oil on board

I recently spoke to September’s artist, Robert Heilman. Robert describes his intimate paintings as “genre paintings of little towns and landscape.” He says, “The nocturnes the night landscapes have tonality. I try to keep the color close and set off little notes of emotion. I want to make the paintings accessible. They are a quick response and I hope to provoke a response in someone. Art is a shared experience otherwise it is just the artists navel gazing and what’s the point in that. I paint so people will respond to it.”

Robert Heilman, Mission House, 9 x 9 inches, oil on board

I asked Robert about his career as a painter. He said that he has been painting for 40 or 45 years. When he was in school, he painted the figure but after graduating, he wanted to paint what was around him. He began painting landscapes and small town scenes. What he calls “the real things all around me.” He looks at his paintings as “a failure in a way. Every time you paint you are trying to get it right and maybe you will get it in the next one.”



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A Review of Robert Heilman’s Landscape Paintngs

Robert Heilman, Road, 9 x 9 inches, oil on board

A nice review of Robert Heilman’s work here.

You can see Robert’s landscape paintings through the end of September.

Robert Heilman, 7th Street, 6 X 9 inches, oil on board

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F.A.N.’s 19th Year at USArtists American Fine Art Show & Sale

USArtists American Fine Arts Show & Sale

Serge Zhukov, Drawing Class, Right part of diptych. Acrilic, oil on canvas 36×36 inches

Al Gury, Twilight, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches

USArtists is the nation’s premier American art event. Many of the country’s
finest art dealers exhibit and sell an extraordinarily rich and diverse collection
of 18th- through 21st-century American art.

This will be F.A.N. Gallery’s 19th year exhibiting at USArtists American Fine Art Show & Sale. Please come and share in a selection of new paintings, sculpture and works on paper by David Bottini, Rick Buttari, Lesa Chittenden Lim, Al Gury, Robert Heilman, Tezh Modarressi, Kate Kern Mundie, Gregory Prestegord, Carlo Russo, Kathleen Weber, Serge Zhukov, and others.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, September 23-25, 2011

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts | Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Opening Night Preview Gala: Thursday, September 22
New Collectors Night: Friday, September 23

Show Hours:
Friday and Saturday, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm


PAFA members & children under 12 are free!

General Admission:                                   $15 pp

Seniors & Students with ID:                    $12 pp

Groups of 6 or more:                                 $12 pp
Benefits of Admission:  Receive one full-color show catalog, unlimited entry to USArtists 2011 and one free admission to PAFA valid until October 2012.

Receive a $3 discount on a full price admission ticket when you purchase online.

All proceeds from USArtists directly benefit student scholarships
at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

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