Love of nature is evident in Robert Stebleton’s artwork. His paintings have been described as using the brilliance of acrylics with the eloquence of watercolors to achieve a unique view of the artist’s world.
Born in Michigan, Stebleton’s early work reflected his Midwestern roots. In 1982, following a workshop on Monhegan Island, Robert moved to Maine. He was hired by the Maine Maritime Museum as Artist-In-Residence and for the next 19 years he studied and painted the coastline and its inhabitants. These paintings captured a rapidly disappearing world of wooden boats and the lifestyle of generations of families that had a connection to the sea.
Since moving to Florida, Robert Stebleton’s palate has changed from subtle earth tones to nature’s vast array of color in a visceral sense of beauty and wonder. Whether it’s a lively montage of seashells, alligators sunning themselves on a cool Florida winter day, or an enchanting seascape that captures reflected light on water, his work presents sensitive scenes of Florida’s tropical splendor.
Dividing his time between Florida and New England, Robert Stebleton’s appreciation for depicting natural and marine environments remains. In Northeast Florida, he is represented by Sea Spirits Gallery and Lost Art Gallery at 210 St. George Street, in historic downtown Saint Augustine.
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