Robert L. Straight

Robert Straight is an artist based in Wilmington, Delaware. 
He has been working as a painter for the past fifty years, during which time he has exhibited  his work throughout the United States in both solo exhibits and group exhibitions.  In addition to keeping the studio fires burning he is an avid gardener and enjoys time at the beach.
His work is represented by Schmidt / Dean Gallery.

The book he mentions in the interview is Lakota America, A New History of Indigenous Power by  Pekka Hamalaien.

P-632, 2019 48″ x 48″ x 3″ acrylic, canvas, paper, foam, wood
P-634, 2020 59″ x 48″ x 3″ acrylic, paper, canvas, foam, wood

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  1. […] Robert L. Straight has been in the studio quite a lot since the start of the pandemic. Presently the painter is creating 16″ x 22″ works on paper. When he began, the works were made up of interlocking circles but as time went on the paintings became much more free and about color. He has also, for the first time, used a word in a painting. This time for him has been a great chance to experiment without any outside pressure. Previous works were shaped paintings on wood and foam. These were based on his upbringing in California and an interest in surfing, including the structure of the surfboard itself. To hear more about his past work as well as his current series, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] Robert L. Straight has been in the studio quite a lot since the start of the pandemic. Presently the painter is creating 16″ x 22″ works on paper. When he began, the works were made up of interlocking circles but as time went on the paintings became much more free and about color. He has also, for the first time, used a word in a painting. This time for him has been a great chance to experiment without any outside pressure. Previous works were shaped paintings on wood and foam. These were based on his upbringing in California and an interest in surfing, including the structure of the surfboard itself. To hear more about his past work as well as his current series, listen to the complete interview. […]