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Robert Birkenes

Robert Birkenes

Boca Raton, FL

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Robert Birkenes discovered the challenges and joy associated with painting and sketching as he grew up in Southern California. He has lived and pursued his advertising career in the Northeast, Midwest, Mexico and presently calls South Florida his home.

Robert is constantly impressed with the majesty and beauty of the American landscape. His landscape paintings reflect his impressions of the natural beauty that has been carved into our mountains, rivers and desserts. Recently, he has taken a very strong interest in creating abstract paintings. He calls this new series: Chromatic Vibrations. Based upon his photography of various sky / cloud and sun patterns at Sunset in Florida.

Capturing and preserving our historic architecture on canvas or paper has also been a motivating goal - born out of his reverence for these soon to vanish monuments of our past.

Many of his creations have found their place in private as well as corporate collections throughout North America. He has received numerous awards and recognition for his work in juried shows throughout the United States.

Mr. Birkenes received his B.F.A. Degree in Advertising & Design from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles / Pasadena, California. His advertising backgound includes creating TV & Print communications for: United Air Lines; Kellogg's Eggo Waffles and Special K Cereal; Kentucky Fried Chicken; Kraft Foods; General Motors de Mexico; Coca Cola - Mexico; Monsanto; Eli Lily; First National Bank of Chicago; Proctor & Gamble and a host of other Fortune 500 companies.

Private and Corporate Collections:

Kathryn & Gary Barry - Delray Beach, Fl
John MacPherson, San Diego, Ca
Kristin & Sasha Birkenes, New Mexico
Jani Peters, Morro Bay, Ca
Bill Kurtis - TV Commentator
Monsanto Corporation, St. Louis, Mo
Steve Mulder, Boca Raton, Fl
Inland Steel Company, Chicago
State Farm Insurance, Chicago
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Duggan, Fl
Robert Venturi-Architect, Phil
General Motors de Mexico
National Assoc.Realtors, Chicago
Arthur Rubloff Realty, Chicago
McCann Erickson Adv. Mexico
Oak Street Bank, Chicago
Foote,Cone, & Belding, Chicago

Exhibits:

Roberts Art Gallery, Santa Monica
Santa Monica Library Art Gallery
Leo Burnett Advertising, Chicago
Oak Street Art Gallery, Chicago
Joy Horwich Art Gallery, Chicago
Golf Mill Art Exhibit, Chicago
Peter Strauss Ranch Exhibit, L.A.
Learning Tree Univ. L.A. Calif.
Westlake Village Art Guild, L.A.
Lake Forest Art League, Illinois
Oak Park, Illinois-Juried Art Exhibit
McCann Erickson Exhibit, Mexico
Old Orchard-Juried Exhibit, Chicago
Chicago Old Town Art Exhibit
Gold Coast Art Exhibit - Chicago
Delray Art League, Delray Beach, Fl
Crest Galleries, Delray Beach, Fl
Coral Springs Art Museum, Fl
Gold Coast Water Color Society, Fl
Palm Beach Water Color Society, Fl

 

Sunset Rays through the clouds No 6. by Robert Birkenes

 

Sunset Rays through the clouds No 11. by Robert Birkenes

 

UFO Cloud at Sunset by Robert Birkenes

 

Beautiful Sunset Cloud Patterns. by Robert Birkenes

 

Clouds flaring out at sunset by Robert Birkenes

 

Sunset between horizontally layered clouds by Robert Birkenes

 

Clouds on Fire. Photographed at sunset. by Robert Birkenes

 

Clouds on Fire. by Robert Birkenes

 

Another Beautiful Sky 3 by Robert Birkenes

 

Another Beautiful Sky 2 by Robert Birkenes

 

Another Beautiful Sky 1 by Robert Birkenes

 

Sunset Rays through the clouds No 10. by Robert Birkenes

 

Sunset Rays through the clouds No 9. by Robert Birkenes

 

Florida Sunset Rays through the clouds No 8. by Robert Birkenes

 

Sunset Rays through the clouds No 7. by Robert Birkenes

 

Pastel and Serene Sunset 1 by Robert Birkenes

 

Pastel and Serene Sunset 2 by Robert Birkenes

 

Golden Rays from the Sunset No 16 by Robert Birkenes

 

Golden Rays from the Sunset No 15 by Robert Birkenes

 

Golden Rays from the Sunset No 14 by Robert Birkenes

 

Golden Rays from the Sunset No 12 by Robert Birkenes

 

Ominous Clouds Surrounding A Beautiful Sunset 2 by Robert Birkenes

 

Ominous Clouds Surrounding A Beautiful Sunset 3 by Robert Birkenes

 

Ominous Clouds Surrounding A Beautiful Sunset by Robert Birkenes

 

Another Beautiful Florida Sunset No 3 by Robert Birkenes

 

Another Beautiful Florida Sunset No 4 by Robert Birkenes

 

Two Palm Trees in the Breeze. by Robert Birkenes

 

Ominous Clouds at Sunset by Robert Birkenes

 

More Ominous Clouds by Robert Birkenes

 

Dark Storm Cloud at Sunset by Robert Birkenes

 

Cotton Clouds at Sunset by Robert Birkenes

 

Sky full of dark clouds at Sunset by Robert Birkenes

 

Clouds looking as though they were painted as a watercolor by Robert Birkenes

 

Clouds looking like an Impressionist Painted Sky by Robert Birkenes

 

Suns Rays Bursting through the clouds by Robert Birkenes

 

Black and Blue and Gray Clouds by Robert Birkenes

 

The Sunset Cloud by Robert Birkenes

 

The Suns golden rays piercing through a cloud at Sunset by Robert Birkenes

 

Close Up of Suns rays piercing the cloud by Robert Birkenes

 

Suns rays piercing the clouds edge by Robert Birkenes

 

Clouds touched with sun rays at sunset by Robert Birkenes

 

Sun setting behind the clouds no 2 by Robert Birkenes

 

Sun setting behind the clouds by Robert Birkenes

 

Two Cloud types. Cumulus and Cirrus Clouds. by Robert Birkenes

 

Two Cloud Types. Cumulus and Cirrus Clouds. by Robert Birkenes

 

Two Cloud Types. Cumulus Clouds and Cirrus Clouds. by Robert Birkenes

 

Blue Sky by Robert Birkenes

 

More Light and Dark Puffy Clouds. by Robert Birkenes