…Appearance at Borsini-Burr Gallery in Montara, CA
Solo Show Presents Eight New Original Works and Showcases Bissell’s Giclée Print Collection
MONTARA, CA – August 5, 2010 — Imaginary Realism painter Robert Bissell will appear in a solo show at Borsini-Burr Gallery on Saturday, August 7 (5-8pm). This is the English-born, northern California painter’s third major event with Borsini-Burr. The show will be held at Borsini-Burr Gallery, 1401 Main Street, Montara, CA 94037. The gallery can be contacted for more information at 650-712-2111.
There will be eight new original pieces at the show including The Swimmer, The Lazy River,
The Decision, Metamorphosis, The Gate, and The Prayer, among others. This new work presents some surprising and intriguing variations on Bissell’s signature themes involving bears and rabbits, now joined by monkeys, wolves and elephants.
“We are thrilled to have Robert Bissell for an exclusive One Man Show to share with our collectors his beautiful art, and the stories that inspired them,” said Dianne Borsini-Burr. “We have found that Robert’s art touches the heart and memories of so many people. It is a joy to have his work in our gallery.”
Bissell creates a completely different atmosphere from our daily experience, inviting us to learn more about ourselves. In his paintings the world of animals is a mirror for human existence, self-definition and reflection. These are not mere children’s tales – quite the contrary. Bissell’s work causes us to reflect on the environment, life, death, renewal and the stages of transition – departing from the safety of family, and making our way in the world.
“Working with and being represented by Borsini-Burr is a pleasure and I am happy to be visiting with Dianne and her extended family of clients and supporters to talk about my work and the ideas behind it,” said Bissell. “Dianne has a gift for bringing people and art together in ways that enrich everyone involved”.
Borsini-Burr Gallery represents renowned artists featuring originals, sculptures and rare fine art editions from the most sought after Imaginary Realism Artists on the national and international art scene today. The gallery’s stunning showroom on the California coast in Montara, just South of San Francisco, is a destination gallery in the heart of the most stunning coastal views in the country. Imaginary Realism Artists featuring Robert Bissell, Kinuko Y. Craft, Michael Parkes, Lori Preusch and The Lonely Dog are exhibited permanently in the gallery. If you are looking for an art experience like no other come and visit our showroom and find out what makes these artists so amazing. Call for hours at 650-712-2111. Open by appointment.
About Robert Bissell
Bissell grew up in Somerset, England, and retains a love of rural life, Celtic legends and panoramic landscapes. His keen interest in visuals began at an early age while documenting life around him through photographs. After studying graphic design and obtaining a Masters Degree from The Royal College of Art in London, Robert moved to San Francisco and began a successful fifteen-year career in retail advertising. He now devotes all his time to painting and regularly exhibits in museums and galleries across the United States and Europe. To see more of Robert Bissell’s work including landscape, imaginary realism original oil on canvas works, giclée prints, and works on paper collections please visit www.robertbissell.com