“Throughout my life I have been seeking expression through the visual arts. In the 60’s and 70’s the work was rooted in Hans Hofmann’s abstract expressionist imagery, I was working with stark geometric shapes contrasted agents spontaneous organic brush work. Organic and geometric elements placed in juxtaposition in a work can be compared with achieving balance between emotions and intellect – as a result they enhance each other.
In recent years the dedication of my work has been to the joy and poetry of light. People say that I just paint clouds studies. No, the cloud shapes are purely an abstract, ever-changing vessel for me to transport light and shared astonishment and hopefulness that come from within.”
The Tamarack Foundation for the Arts will be showcasing the remarkable life and work of Robert Singleton in 2021-22. As part of the celebration, this March an exhibition of his work will be held in Wheeling, West Virginia at the Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center, a beautiful turn of the century mansion.