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Robert Suggs

Photos by RobertSuggs

Spring Hill, FL

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Most of my life has been spent in teaching and administrating in higher education. Job changes have moved me from my home in New England to the Midwest, and even to a year in Nairobi, Kenya.
I have Joyce Tenneson and a few other people to thank for their skillful presentation of nature. While it was enjoyable and at times satisfying to capture an image in sharp detail, I have preferred to focus on its texture, tones, and shape. My newfound interest in nature as art has not been to present nature's beauty in photocopy detail, but rather as I have come to see it. I've always loved the gentle and soft brushstrokes of Impressionist artists. This is my "eye" or how I've come to see flowers, plants, trees, stones -- nature. The soft brushstrokes have found their way into landscapes, and architectural scenes as well. That which started as an interest has since become a passion that brings me much joy. So, one of the highest compliments for me to receive is to hear, "I thought you were a photographer, but this piece looks like a painting. Did you paint this piece?" I often employ a telephoto lens that reduces the depth of field and provides a softening to the background.
One of the real joys of pursuing photography has been to have others appreciate my work. This was true when several of my works have been selected to be included in the 2005-2007 Ohio All Media Art Competition. A second and just as moving honor has been to have a number of my pieces chosen to hang in and just outside of the four conference rooms of the Dwight Schar College of Education at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio. These are permanent exhibits and therefore should continue to add appreciation, reflection, and beauty to a very impressive edifice.
My plan to continue to pursue this passion and develop my eye has been slowed following retirement. I look forward to regaining my enthusiasm for this passion until my heart, mind, and spirit perceive that ultimate beauty to come.
R. C. Suggs
February 2011

 

Sailboat Number One by Robert Suggs

 

Jazz at Newport The Early Years by Robert Suggs

 

Curious Group by Robert Suggs

 

Young Woman in Worship by Robert Suggs

 

Woman in Blue Cap by Robert Suggs

 

Tanzanian Woman by Robert Suggs

 

Woman selling by Robert Suggs

 

Man in Pink Hat by Robert Suggs

 

Asian Lily by Robert Suggs

 

Tulips in Black and White by Robert Suggs

 

Selby's Tree by Robert Suggs

 

Anniversary Bouquet by Robert Suggs

 

Sailboat by Robert Suggs

 

Red Tulips by Robert Suggs

 

Sunset in Ohio by Robert Suggs

 

Museum Bayan Tree by Robert Suggs

 

Sailboat on Hilton Head by Robert Suggs

 

Red Rose by Robert Suggs

 

Dutch Island Lighthouse by Robert Suggs

 

Purple Allium by Robert Suggs

 

Path in the Woods by Robert Suggs

 

Hernando Beach Sunset 2 by Robert Suggs

 

Hernando Beach Sunset 1 by Robert Suggs

 

Garden Stones by Robert Suggs

 

Daffodils by Robert Suggs

 

Bench in the Garden by Robert Suggs

 

Cactus by Robert Suggs

 

Banyan Tree at The Museum by Robert Suggs

 

Lovers Embrace by Robert Suggs

 

Yellow Tulip by Robert Suggs

 

Path in the Woods by Robert Suggs

 

New York Colors by Robert Suggs

 

Fall Leaves I by Robert Suggs

 

Fall Colors On A Lake by Robert Suggs

 

Canadian Town by Robert Suggs

 

Fall Refelctions by Robert Suggs

 

Fall Colors II by Robert Suggs

 

Country Club at Fall by Robert Suggs

 

Fall Colors III by Robert Suggs

 

Fall Colors I by Robert Suggs

 

Sunset on the Gulf 2 by Robert Suggs

 

Sunset on the Gulf by Robert Suggs

 

Siesta Key Beach 3 by Robert Suggs

 

Sarasota Scene by Robert Suggs

 

Siesta Key Beach 2 by Robert Suggs

 

First Lady by Robert Suggs

 

African Woman at Market 2 by Robert Suggs

 

African Woman at Market by Robert Suggs