Robert McFarland

image of robert mcfarlandMy introduction to painting came in 1987 when my wife enrolled me in a beginning watercolor class for a birthday gift. This led me to painting seriously on my own studying the work of Philip Jamison,  Andrew Wyeth and Thomas William Jones.

​I am passionate about watercolor.  The limitations it presents gives rise to its strengths if handled correctly.  It’s transparency breathes air and light into a painting.  Its unpredictability can bring spirit. Its unforgiving nature brings a true emotional response.

My recent exhibits include Buffalo Bill Show, Buffalo Bill Center of the West; CFD Western Art Show, Old West Museum;  Small Works Great Wonders National Cowboy Heritage Museum; Mountain Oyster Club Show;  Settlers West American Miniatures; Trailside Galleries Masters in Miniature; Coors Western Art Show; Zions Bank Show Art Show and Sears Museum Dixie Invitational.

Publications I have been included in are Illuminations Column “Western Art and Architecture” (Feb/Mar 2022),  Feature Article, “Art of the West” (July/Aug 2021), Back Cover 35th Anniversary Edition “Gray’s Sporting Journal” (May/June 2010), Special Series: Watercolor and Pastel ” Southwest Art” (June 2006), Collectors Choice “Southwest Art” (September 2005) and Feature Article “Watercolor Magic” (April 2005).

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