Robert Birkenes







Robert Birkenes

Robert Birkenes

Boca Raton, FL


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


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


Boca Raton Art Fair Event by Robert Birkenes


Chicago Lake Front by Robert Birkenes


Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field by Robert Birkenes


Harriet's Patio Ft Myers Florida by Robert Birkenes


Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field by Robert Birkenes


Chicago Michigan Avenue by Robert Birkenes


Old Boca Raton Train Station Florida by Robert Birkenes


Ft. Lauderdale Cafe La Bonne Crepe Restaurant by Robert Birkenes


Boca Raton Town Center Mall by Robert Birkenes


Mexico City Apartment View by Robert Birkenes


Diego Rivera Home. Mexico City. by Robert Birkenes


Mexico City. San Angel. The Cluny Restaurant by Robert Birkenes


Los Angeles Farmers Market by Robert Birkenes


Santa Monica Pier Entrance by Robert Birkenes


Tampa Florida Bellas Restaurant by Robert Birkenes


Mexico City Coyoacan Old Restaurant Los Balcones by Robert Birkenes


Santa Monica Pier and Merry Go Round by Robert Birkenes


Santa Monica CA - Pacific Coast Highway starts here by Robert Birkenes


Fox Theater Westwood Village California by Robert Birkenes


Thousand Oaks CA Historic Stage Coach Inn by Robert Birkenes


Peter's Family Residence Thousand Oaks California by Robert Birkenes


Picasso Chicago Metal Sculpture by Robert Birkenes


My Condo Apartment 209 Boca Raton Florida by Robert Birkenes


Victorian Chicago Homes by Robert Birkenes


Italian Village Cinque Terre by Robert Birkenes


Colorado River at Sunrise by Robert Birkenes


Oregon Mountains at Sunset by Robert Birkenes


The Delray Beach City Hall building in Florida. by Robert Birkenes


Old Victorian Home by Robert Birkenes


Wisconsin Barn by Robert Birkenes


Thousand Oaks CA - Mtn. Dirt Trail by Robert Birkenes


old abandoned house florida by Robert Birkenes


Adobe home New Mexico by Robert Birkenes


Old Row Boat California by Robert Birkenes


Vegetable Farm in Boca Raton Fl by Robert Birkenes


Old Santa Monica Pier in California by Robert Birkenes


Old Boca Raton City Hall by Robert Birkenes


Madrid New Mexico Ghost Town with rusting locomotive by Robert Birkenes


Sandia Mountains Landscape New Mexico by Robert Birkenes


New Mexico home of Kristin and Sasha by Robert Birkenes


Old Fire Station Galena Illinois by Robert Birkenes


Chicago Architecture. Wrigley and Hancock bldgs by Robert Birkenes


Chicago Architecture. Wrigley and Hancock Bldgs by Robert Birkenes


Chicago Wrigley and Hancock Bldgs Silkscreen Print by Robert Birkenes


Chicago Wrigley And Hancock Buildings by Robert Birkenes


Paradise Waterfall Thousand Oaks CA by Robert Birkenes


Paradise Falls Thousand Oaks California by Robert Birkenes


Utah Capital Reef Park by Robert Birkenes