Prairie Hills Art Gallery - Robert Sudlow's Paintings
"While I have painted from Greece to California, I think blazing with a glory I can never paint. These ordinary things lead me and my canvasses get tangled in
Kansas has given me my most delightful problems. Where
else can one find at least five types of weather in a single
day? I have come to realize the world as a kaleidoscope of
changes. Nature has an order quite beyond formulas.
Painting out doors has been a release. It is my only way to
let go and to celebrate the mysterious presence of nature. I
don't like to paint standing in snow drifts, and the winds are
maddening. Yet, they certainly make for an authentic
experience. Often I find that the excitement keeps me warm.
Renewal is in loosing oneself. I think of no more moving sight
than sunlight through a thistle head or pale winter grass
roadside ditches, weeds, and brambles. Perhaps all art pretexts fail in the midst of natural forces; at best
it is an uncomfortable confrontation, paint turns to sludge and the best laid plans fall apart. I know that
sometimes my head gets full of the sky and the earth is transformed. Perhaps this is why I am always
Nottingham Farm, 1989
Notched Hill and Sky Pond, 1991
Light, Foliage, and Water 1970
Stormy Oak Grove, 1969
Thawing Fields, 1990,
Snow Hill Toward Lawrence, 1989
Oil on canvas 42" x 38"
"Oct Corn Field" 2000
Oil on Paper 22 1/2"x17 3/4"
"Looking North" 1996
Oil on paper 22 1/2"x17"
Willow's last Glimmer 2002 19"x9"
Oil on paper Framed
Winter Sundown, 2001
Oil on canvas 45"x21"
Flying Lark 1967 Oil on
canvas 42" x 46"
Late Afternoon-Millcreek #2 1986
Oil on canvas 44"x23"
Near Matfieldgreen 1992
Oil on canvas 44"x48"