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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

 

African Woman at Market by Robert Suggs

 

The City of La Paz by Robert Suggs

 

Spinning Wheels by Robert Suggs

 

Beavertail Lighthouse by Robert Suggs

 

Trinity Church by Robert Suggs

 

The Plum Island Lighthouse by Robert Suggs

 

Gilbert Stuart's House by Robert Suggs

 

An Afternoon Nap by Robert Suggs

 

Rwandan boy with tire by Robert Suggs

 

Rwandans walking home by Robert Suggs

 

Man in Pink Hat by Robert Suggs

 

Argentine Girl -2 by Robert Suggs

 

Argentine Girl -3 by Robert Suggs

 

Colonial Bedroom by Robert Suggs

 

Tulip by Robert Suggs

 

Argentine Shop in Sepia by Robert Suggs

 

Sailboat in Black and White by Robert Suggs

 

Solo Red Tulip by Robert Suggs

 

Pink Tulip by Robert Suggs

 

Red and Yellow Tulips by Robert Suggs

 

St. Marie Cathedral by Robert Suggs

 

German Street Scene by Robert Suggs

 

Green Cactus by Robert Suggs

 

Chrysanthemum by Robert Suggs

 

Saint George's School by Robert Suggs

 

Historic Trinity Church by Robert Suggs

 

House on Ocean Drive 2 by Robert Suggs

 

Newport Bridge by Robert Suggs

 

Brush Strokes in RBB by Robert Suggs

 

Brush Strokes in RBY by Robert Suggs

 

Purple Iris by Robert Suggs

 

Buenos Aires Water Building by Robert Suggs

 

Ringling Museum by Robert Suggs

 

Japanese Building by Robert Suggs

 

Reflections of a Small Town by Robert Suggs

 

Stairway Through The Window by Robert Suggs

 

Sailboat At Sunrise by Robert Suggs

 

South Freeport Lobster Pots by Robert Suggs

 

Rockport Lighthouse by Robert Suggs

 

Portland HeadLight by Robert Suggs

 

House On Ocean Drive 1 by Robert Suggs

 

Boy Running in the Water by Robert Suggs

 

Dancing the Tango by Robert Suggs

 

Buenos Aires Parade 2 by Robert Suggs

 

Buenos Aires Parade 1 by Robert Suggs

 

An Evening in Buenos Aires by Robert Suggs

 

Dog in the Window by Robert Suggs

 

Argentine Street Performer by Robert Suggs