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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

 

Beautiful Mizner Park in Boca Raton, Florida. #3 by Robert Birkenes

 

Beautiful Mizner Park in Boca Raton, Florida. #2 by Robert Birkenes

 

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

 

Truluck's Restaurant in Beautiful Mizner Park. Boca Raton, Fl. by Robert Birkenes

 

Max's Cafe in Mizner Park. Boca Raton, Fl by Robert Birkenes

 

Sunset Clouds appearing to look like a major Forest Fire. by Robert Birkenes

 

Everglades Sunset by Robert Birkenes

 

Florida. Loxahatchee Landscape at Sunset. by Robert Birkenes

 

Lonely Cloud. by Robert Birkenes

 

A Beautiful Cloudy Day. by Robert Birkenes

 

A Fragile Ray of Sunshine. by Robert Birkenes

 

Unusual Florida Sunset With Partial Blockage In Shadow. by Robert Birkenes

 

Unusual Florida Sunset With Partial Blockage In Shadow. by Robert Birkenes

 

Another Beautiful Sunset Ray. by Robert Birkenes

 

A Beautiful Sunset Ray. by Robert Birkenes

 

Another Beautiful Boca Raton Sunset. by Robert Birkenes

 

A Beautiful Golden Cloud at Sunset. by Robert Birkenes

 

Sun setting over water. by Robert Birkenes

 

Bold Sunset Clouds by Robert Birkenes

 

3 Ducks in the Clouds by Robert Birkenes

 

Cloud Dancing lll by Robert Birkenes

 

Clouds. Facial profile in blue. by Robert Birkenes

 

Another Face in the Cloud? by Robert Birkenes

 

Flaming Sunset Clouds. by Robert Birkenes

 

A Florida Sunset Sky. by Robert Birkenes

 

Colorful Cloud Palette 2 South Florida by Robert Birkenes

 

Cloud Dancing by Robert Birkenes

 

Moon Glowing at Sunset. by Robert Birkenes

 

Peek A Boo Moon at Sunset. by Robert Birkenes

 

Glowing Moon with Sunset Clouds. by Robert Birkenes

 

Vertical Cloud with Sun Highlighting it. by Robert Birkenes

 

Golden Cloud Patterns at Sunset. by Robert Birkenes

 

Florida Sunset lll. by Robert Birkenes

 

Florida Sunset ll. by Robert Birkenes

 

Florida Sunset. by Robert Birkenes

 

Orange Cloud Sunset by Robert Birkenes

 

Golden Clouds at Sunset 7 by Robert Birkenes

 

Golden Clouds at Sunset 6 by Robert Birkenes

 

Another Beautiful Grouping of Florida Clouds at Sunset. by Robert Birkenes

 

Everglades Calm Sunset. by Robert Birkenes

 

Everglades Calm Sunset. by Robert Birkenes

 

Everglades Calm Sunset. by Robert Birkenes

 

Golden Clouds at Sunset. by Robert Birkenes

 

Sunset rays bursting through the clouds with jet stream from aircraft. by Robert Birkenes

 

Heavenly Clouds. by Robert Birkenes

 

Sunset Clouds. by Robert Birkenes

 

Sunset Moon in Ft. Myers. Florida. by Robert Birkenes

 

Sky Full of Fire. Photo taken in Ft. Myers Florida at Sunset. by Robert Birkenes