Robert Treat is a California artist who spent his childhood growing up in rural Ohio. Being an only child, nature had always been a close companion to him. He spent many a summer afternoon closely exploring and observing the colors and forms of his outdoor environment.
Robert’s formal training is in Architecture and Fine Arts from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. After graduation, his art
interests expanded to include large format photography and film animation. Along with his photographic and painting
career, he has been involved in the Hollywood animation industry for over thirty years. Over time, he has had the opportunity to study under a variety of creative individuals including Ansel
Adams, Paul Caponigro and Chuck Jones.
Primarily nature oriented, Robert’s photographs exhibit a strong structural awareness often verging into unconscious abstraction. These concerns of nature and structure also
become the basis of his paintings. Working with primitive materials such as beeswax and asphalt, Robert’s paintings
result in sensuous tactile surfaces and strong active shapes.
For him it is a way to recover a primary sense of self, a quality that tends to get repressed by today’s modernity in general and media-representation in particular.
Robert currently resides in San Diego.

Animistic Ground: Volcan MountainVolcan Mountain Koan

Guestbook for ROBERT TREAT
Paul Fink(non-registered)
Bob! You are truly a master of light, mood, and form. Plus, you allow the viewer to hear the speaking, feel the emotions.
Ted Struck(non-registered)
Sorry that I missed the reception, as the images that I've seen here are fascinating
Michael Trupiano(non-registered)
Two really nice bodies of work fro Robert Treat! Wish I could see them in person!