I paint solely in oil, and I enjoy straddling the line between realism and impressionism. I am most interested in capturing how light, from whatever source, creates atmosphere and mood. Some of my work explores themes of solitude, perhaps even isolation, while in other works, I simply want the viewer to feel that they are inhabiting the experience of the space; that they are “in” the painting. The careful portrayal of light and tonal values in my subject matter is my ultimate, and most joyous pursuit as a painter.
Robert's paintings have been exhibited throughout New York City and State and have been featured in online international juried exhibitions.
Robert and his wife, Tracey, divide their time between their apartment in the Hudson Heights neighborhood of New York City and their cabin in the Western Catskills of Upstate New York.
Robert Buckwalter is currently available for commissioned projects. Robert works mostly from photographs as source material, making commissioned projects easy to arrange. Please visit the Contact Page to make an inquiry.