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Art and Nature Conservation

I grew up spending my weekends on long drives through the mountains with my father when I was a kid. While we liked to camp and fish, it was these long drives through the mountains that I loved the most I think. My father was a hunter, a great fisherman but a very silent man. He wouldn’t talk too much. He would throw some George Jones, Conway Twitty or a different cassette into the stereo and away we went. My little sister would sit in the middle – and sometimes drive on these trips but I would just stare out the window and once in awhile voice “White Lightnin'” and try to make the funny little pop sound George Jones would make in the song.

I learned something from my Dad between the rides, the fishing trips and the long hikes with a canoe on my back. I learned that without people making sure nature would stay safe, people like him and who I should be when I grew up that nature would be gone for my own kids. Back then I kind of blew it off. I was a young teen, even though a boy scout, but I was young and I already knew everything I needed to know then. When I was 12 or so, my father moved back to Wyoming (where I was born) and I started spending summers and winters there with him. It was the same though, but now our Sundays were driving through Yellowstone or having breakfast at the foot of the Tetons.

Why am I going on about all this? Well, I have been doing some landscape paintings but I was unsure what to do with them. I have been trying to find someway to make sure that the paintings of the iconic wilderness I grew up with benefited the subject. I am looking for causes to support but even more than that, I want to deeply and truly care for this cause. I am seeking a way to benefit national parks and forests with my paintings. I want to reach out to fans of my work first and see what groups that they know of that are local that support nature conservancy. Do you know of any?

Yosemite Painting

Painting of Inspiration Point in Yosemite Painted in 2012 by Robert Wheater

Robert Wheater is a professional artist living with his wife, two sons, a dog and a cat in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada mountains. He has won several awards for his painting. If you would like to talk to Robert about his art or commissions, email him at info@robertwheater.com

Portrait Painting – Kerry Ann

This is my wife. I have painted her several times and will paint her many more. I wanted to do something more emotional with her so I went with this – there will be a few more paintings of her and I am currently doing a portrait study of her.

Painting of my Wife

Painting of my Wife by Robert Wheater

Robert Wheater is a professional artist living with his wife, two sons, a dog and a cat in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada mountains. He has won several awards for his paintings and is currently painting portraits by commission. If you would like to talk to Robert about his art or commissions, email him at info@robertwheater.com

Rain Painting

There will be many portraits in this style, at this time I believe I have 92 left. For this painting, I used an advertisement with a model for Indian Motorcycles. In the ad she was just sitting on the motorcycle looking up but I decided it would be a fun painting to make it rain paint.

Commission Painting

Rain, a Commission Painting by Robert Wheater


Robert Wheater is a professional artist living with his wife, two sons, a dog and a cat in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada mountains. He has won several awards for his paintings and is currently painting portraits by commission. If you would like to talk to Robert about his art or commissions, email him at info@robertwheater.com
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Portrait Painting – Natalie

Another portrait in my 100 portraits in 300 days. Natalie has been a subject of a lot of my art and will be the subject of much more. She is easy to work with – for both the camera and the brush. These watercolor style portraits are digital and traditional using methods I have developed myself to both stand out as an artist and to create something unique for fans of my art and the clients I serve.

Commission Painting by Robert Wheater

Painting of Natalie by Robert Wheater


Robert Wheater is a professional artist living with his wife, two sons, a dog and a cat in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada mountains. He has won several awards for his paintings and is currently painting portraits by commission. If you would like to talk to Robert about his art or commissions, email him at info@robertwheater.com

Johnny Cash Painting

Well, what can I say I like music. I never really started listening to Johnny Cash until I was an adult. My dad listened to him but it never really caught on until I was around 25 and then I fell in love with him. I have most of his music now. Johnny Cash’s music is great to just sit back to and work. It ranges from gospel to rockabilly to country and everything in between. The Man in Black will forever be heard in my home and I hope that his music is listened to for generations to come.

Johnny Cash Art

This painting of Johnny cash was painted by Robert Wheater in December 2012. 16×16.

 
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B.B. King Painting

Over ten years ago, I met B.B. King in Memphis at B.B. King’s – his club. I really enjoyed myself. Before I met and listened to him play, the prior year, could have been two. He had a son or nephew (can’t remember which was which) playing with a band. I was there with a group of performers from Ringling Brothers and a few friends. B.B. King was not there. Instead, we had a few drinks with his son and nephew. It was a great time. I spent four years with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circus as a stagehand and I did rigging. I toured the United States, made a lot of great friends that are all over the world now and well if I could go back when I was a bit younger, I would have. So, to create a physical memory of the event I created this painting of B.B. King. I am doing embellished reproduction prints of this one because of demand. I think I’ll do eight of them. My embellished reproductions are prints of the original that are painted again to give it a unique look. They are hand signed. Contact me at info@robertwheater.com if you are interested in prints, originals or even commissions. This painting opened the door for another commission – I had someone see it and want their grandfather – who was a musician – painted in a similar way. Well, here is B.B. King painted in December 2012.

B.B. King Painting

This B.B. King painting was painted by Robert Wheater from photo references in December of 2012. It is mixed media on canvas. 24×16.

 

John Wayne Painting

I love John Wayne. To me he represents an era of America – uncorrupted – a just place where the good guys win, there is always a cold beer waiting for you after a hard days work and if you work hard, you’ll be just fine. I think America is a much different place now and while John Wayne died when I was but a child I remember that year. My grandparents loved John Wayne. Among all the pictures of our family there was one of John Wayne. A John Wayne clock. John Wayne was a hero in my family and he remains a hero to me to this very day. I don’t just randomly paint celebrities unless it is by commission. I paint the things I love. Here is a quote from John Wayne that really sums up life really well:

“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.”

Well, here is the painting. Enjoy it, I enjoyed painting it. There is a link below the image if you would like to purchase a print, cards or even a large reproduction. I will do reproductions of my paintings, please contact me if you are interested.

This painting of John Wayne was painted by Robert Wheater. 18x24.

This painting of John Wayne was painted by Robert Wheater. 18×24.

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Yosemite Painting – A Work in Progress

Here is a current work in progress that is part of my ICONS series. The painting is five feet wide on wood veneer. I have travelled to every state in the United States and have seen hundreds of iconic landmarks. I decided last year to start my ICONS series to remember all that stuff. It is a series of 20 paintings from Yosemite (near where I live now), Yellowstone (where I spent a lot of time in my youth) and all around the United States (where I have traveled extensively). I spent four years travelling and was in a different city nearly every week and have a lot of stories to share.

If you are interested in getting some of my art or interested in commissioning me for a painting, email me at info@robertwheater.com and I would love get some dialog going. Even if you just have a comment, let me know about it – I love hearing from other artists and people that like art.

Painting of Inspiration Point in Yosemite

I am an artist living in California. I can literally paint anything and would love to hear from you. Email me at info@robertwheater.com