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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

 

Boca Raton City Hall Building by Robert Birkenes

 

Flickers retail store Ft. Lauderdale FL by Robert Birkenes

 

New Boca Raton City Hall by Robert Birkenes

 

Morada Cafe Boca Raton FL by Robert Birkenes

 

McDonalds delivery truck unloading at Crocker Center. Boca Raton. Fl by Robert Birkenes

 

Mexico City Zocalo with Hot Dog Stand by Robert Birkenes

 

Mexico City Downtown Vendors Closed on Sunday by Robert Birkenes

 

Cuernavaca Mexico Hidalgo Street by Robert Birkenes

 

Tepoztlan Mexico Mountains by Robert Birkenes

 

mexico city office building zona rosa by Robert Birkenes

 

mexico tepoztlan near Mexico City by Robert Birkenes

 

Mexico City Deco Buildings by Robert Birkenes

 

guadalajara mexico building by Robert Birkenes

 

Mexico City DF by Robert Birkenes

 

Mexico City Horse Race Track Entrance by Robert Birkenes

 

Mexico City Zona Rosa Biblioteca Store by Robert Birkenes

 

Mexico City San Angel 10 Hidalgo Street by Robert Birkenes

 

Mexico City Casa de Norberto by Robert Birkenes

 

La Sandia Azul Restaurant Mexico by Robert Birkenes

 

Mexico City San Angel building by Robert Birkenes

 

Mexico City Color Magic Photo Studio by Robert Birkenes

 

Mexico City Entrance To Color Magic Studio by Robert Birkenes

 

Mexico City Car Parked at Color Magic Studio by Robert Birkenes

 

Old King Midas Barn 2 by Robert Birkenes

 

Old Devon Diner Chicago by Robert Birkenes

 

Everglades on a beautiful day by Robert Birkenes

 

Reflections of a Loxahatchee Sunset. by Robert Birkenes

 

florida everglades rainy sunset by Robert Birkenes

 

River Reflections in the Late Afternoon . by Robert Birkenes

 

Sunset reflections in my backyard canal. by Robert Birkenes

 

Everglades Vultures. by Robert Birkenes

 

Late Afternoon River Reflections. by Robert Birkenes

 

Beautiful Sky Reflections in a small Lake at Davis. West Virginia. by Robert Birkenes

 

Sky reflections in Lake at Davis West Virginia. by Robert Birkenes

 

Florida Everglades by Robert Birkenes

 

cloud 9 by Robert Birkenes

 

...it seemed that Heaven opened up. by Robert Birkenes

 

Sunset Clouds appearing to look like waves breaking on the surf. No 2 by Robert Birkenes

 

Sunset Clouds appearing to look like waves breaking on the surf. by Robert Birkenes

 

Beautiful Mizner Park in Boca Raton, Florida. #12 by Robert Birkenes

 

Beautiful Mizner Park in Boca Raton, Florida. #11 by Robert Birkenes

 

Beautiful Mizner Park in Boca Raton, Florida. #10 by Robert Birkenes

 

Beautiful Mizner Park in Boca Raton, Florida. #9 by Robert Birkenes

 

Beautiful Mizner Park in Boca Raton, Florida. #8 by Robert Birkenes

 

Beautiful Mizner Park in Boca Raton, Florida. #7 by Robert Birkenes

 

Beautiful Mizner Park in Boca Raton, Florida. #6 by Robert Birkenes

 

Beautiful Mizner Park in Boca Raton, Florida. #5 by Robert Birkenes

 

Beautiful Mizner Park in Boca Raton, Florida. #4 by Robert Birkenes