To paint in a manner that is abstract, yet still coveys a realistic subject requires complete confidence. As a young man, I would sit for 8-10 hours for an evening drawing, it usually took 5 hours of continuous work until that "flow" state engaged, where time doesn't exist, and your ego is no longer involved, as if channeling your Higher Self. Once those dues are paid, painting becomes pure joy, one begins to see the elements behind the obvious, the inner quiet that allows the spirit to flow.
Robert Brasher has studied at several universities in the Chicagoland area. These include the Art Institute of Chicago, Indiana University, Purdue University, Loyola University, and Roosevelt University. He has received several art scholarships leading to his Bachelors Degree. The Gonska Award for exhibiting exceptional creative potential from Loyola, the Smith Scholarship from the Art Institute of Chicago, the Mulcahy Scholarship from Loyola University are among the awards attained during his college career. Robert has had more than 30 one man shows all across the country. Twenty plus in the Chicagoland area, Chapel Hill, Dallas, Carmel, Ca, for example. He has work in Canada, Australia, Istanbul Turkey, and many European countries. His work was featured in the movies “Flight” and Disney's “Man with the Million Dollar Arm”, filmed in Atlanta.