Painting

Vignette: Robert Halliday

 "Intermission" by Robert Halliday, Plexiglass, Watercolor, 28x31in, 2005, $4000

"Intermission" by Robert Halliday, Plexiglass, Watercolor, 28x31in, 2005, $4000

“Intermission” is an installation of images that pay tribute to the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Louisville. The series of small blocks are presented in a grid-like configuration that echoes the glass-paneled architecture as well as the audiences that congregate within. The piece neatly encapsulates the varying strains in Robert Halliday’s work: the propensity for non-representational images shot through with a sense of playfulness, contrasted with an equally developed eye for naturalism.

 "Late Afternoon at Monhegan Light" by Robert Halliday, Watercolor on arches paper, 25s35in, 1997, Private Collection

"Late Afternoon at Monhegan Light" by Robert Halliday, Watercolor on arches paper, 25s35in, 1997, Private Collection

Halliday takes an organic approach to medium, avoiding easy categorization and keeping a fresh and open mind. “I let each new idea dictate my medium and the form it will take,” such as watercolor for the landscape “Late Afternoon at Monhegan Light”. Halliday’s paintings in this genre earned him a place in “The Artist and the American Landscape, an Historical Overview of American Landscape Painting”, by John Driscoll & Arnold Skolnick. (Published by First Glance Books, Cobb CA, 1998).

This dedication to exploring mediums has led to a “surprisingly diverse body of art. I work in watercolor both on site and in the studio, Acrylics on canvas, and I have produced a collection of conceptual artworks in a variety of forms and media.“ In his group of blocks cataloging art trends of the 20th century, “Modernist Movement”, the pieces are ready to handle and play with as a child might with alphabet blocks. As with all of his work, balance and harmony dominate.

 "Modernist Movement" by Robert Halliday, Painted Bricks, 48x48in, 2011, $18,000

"Modernist Movement" by Robert Halliday, Painted Bricks, 48x48in, 2011, $18,000

Halliday is a Signature Member of both the Kentucky Watercolor Society and the Taos National Society of Watercolorists.

In 2019 Halliday will have a solo show at Kentucky Fine Art Gallery entitled "The Unexpected Landscape", and his work can be found in the following corporate collections:

PNC Bank Corp
Brown Forman Corporation
Makers Mark Distillery
Stoll, Keenon, & Park
Curtis, Baxter, Stevens, Broder, & Micoleau
Fidelity Investments
LG&E/KU

Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
Education: English and Humanities Major, University of Louisville; also attended the University of Arizona
Website: www.bobhalliday.com And www.hallidayart.com
Instagram: bobhalliday.1
Gallery Representative:  Kentucky Fine Art Gallery-Glenview Pointe, Louisville, KY

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 "Bridge" by Robert Halliday, Acrylic on canvas, 36x36in, 2008, Private Collection

"Bridge" by Robert Halliday, Acrylic on canvas, 36x36in, 2008, Private Collection

 "Network" by Robert Halliday Acrylic on canvas, 36x48in, 2013, $11,500

"Network" by Robert Halliday Acrylic on canvas, 36x48in, 2013, $11,500

 "Track" by Robert Halliday Acrylic on canvas, 30x30in, 2013, $3000

"Track" by Robert Halliday Acrylic on canvas, 30x30in, 2013, $3000


Written by Keith Waits. Entire contents copyright © 2018 Louisville Visual Art. All rights reserved.

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