Robert Pointer, Painting in Acrylic or Oil

Preferred Media: Painting in Acrylic or Oil


Robert Pointer is a Canadian artist, educator, luthier and musician working in central Ontario. His artwork has been on exhibit since the 1970's and is in private and public collections. A figurative artist, he primarily creates intimate paintings from observation or relating to direct personal experience in acrylic, or oil on canvas. His paintings can be in the realist, impressionist, or abstract tradition, depending on his subject and intention. Born in Galt (now Cambridge), Ontario in 1954, he became interested in art as a teenager, inspired by the work of his elder brother, European masters, Canadian modernists, and his high school teachers. This interest led to success in local and regional juried art competitions in the mid-1970's. He enrolled at the University of Guelph, graduating in 1981 with the degree of Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts). After attaining his Bachelor of Education degree he taught in middle school and elementary for 25 years while remaining active in the art scene with frequent group shows. After retirement in 2015 his sole focus has been painting for exhibition. Now in his 45th year of making and exhibiting art he runs workshops and teaches painting from his rural studio near Lake Eugenia, Ontario.

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