Although acrylic painting on canvas has been Robert’s major medium for the past forty years, over the past several years he has also been creating digital mixed media and photo-based digital works of art. These works are digital creations made from photographs he has taken and/or scans of his drawings. Robert works with these elements on the computer screen, manipulating and adding to them to produce the final composition. The finished works are then printed using an inkjet printer, onto either canvas or fine art paper.
Robert Arnold has been working as a professional artist since retiring from the Federal public service in 2007. Born in Windsor, Ontario, he grew up in London, Ontario where he graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honours BA, Fine Arts major. From 1974 – 2007 Robert pursued a career as a fine arts conservator at the Canadian Conservation Institute, Department of Canadian Heritage.
During this time he had the pleasure of studying and treating a wide variety of art objects, primarily paintings and polychrome sculpture. In parallel to this career he continued through these years to produce his own artwork, primarily acrylic paintings on canvas, a continuation of his interest in this medium that started during his time at university.
Watch this video to find out more about Robert Arnold: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gV6TIvM798 or check out his website at: www.robertarnoldart.com