Landscape #6, 2019, Watercolor, 5 x 7 inches.
Reinhardt writes on his personal journey with painting, “Three years ago I took action on a desire to once again start the process of exploring painting. This time around I chose to forego large colorful abstracts for the theme of landscapes rendered in watercolor and some mixed mediums. I have totally immersed myself in the many experiences that painting can afford an artist. In the beginning, the process was a bit slow. I needed to once again find my footing, rediscover lost skills and find some new ones to strengthen my visual voice. Three years on I am now ready to push forward and see what lies on the horizon. All of these new creative experiences will also be brought back into my classroom. I can now use my new adventures in painting as a talking point with many of my students. The artistic journey, the creative process, the visual decision-making, all of it is part of a process that the students are just beginning to step into as they take their studies in art seriously. I feel in a strange way I too am still on that journey and the act of actively making art supports my own personal artistic journey as it enhances the level of resources I can offer my students.”
A Philadelphia artist/educator, Robert Reinhardt actively explores his love of nature versus man-made structures through photography and painting. With degrees from Tyler School of Art and University of the Arts, Reinhardt teaches at Germantown Friends and Fleisher Art Memorial. His work has been exhibited in national and local galleries and juried exhibitions, as well as public, corporate and private collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art.