Robert Townsend


Bill Connor, 2011, oil on panel, 72 x 48 in.

Popkola, 2011, watercolor on paper, 24 x 24 in.

Close Cover Before Striking, watercolor on paper, 42 x 42 in.

Tan Lines, 2009, oil on canvas, 34 x 35 in.

Ski Inn, 2010, watercolor on paper, 38 x 25.5 in.

Mango Smoothie, 2009, watercolor on paper, 25.25 x 40.5 in.

M Is For Motel, watercolor with acrylic

Color TV, 2010, archival pigment print, 37.5 x 24 in.

Artist Statement

More than anything, I think my work is about vernacular culture. It is concerned with ordinary domestic and functional objects or themes….I seem to be concerned with expressing a generally American and specifically Southern California voice. As for the Californian – the elements are the weather, car culture, surf culture, and the general lack of historical reference.

Robert Townsend’s Website 

Robert Townsend at Skidmore Contemporary