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ROBERT LIVSEY WELLS

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"I never paint without listening to classical music.   My emotional response to each listening experience is “seeing” the colors of the sounds produced by different solo parts or passages in the music.   These colors form the basis of the painting’s production.  


Music itself is abstract:  it has color, spaces in the compositions that have no sound at all, and when you listen to music you sense a feeling of  movement, and there is a texture to the music I select for responding to.   My intention is to  have all those components in my paintings.


I do not, however, intend to represent or express the ideas or subject matter of the  music.   I merely respond emotionally, “seeing” and hearing the colors which become the color-shapes  that ascend in space, much the way a musical sound rises in space." 


Graduate-Boston Museum School of FineArts, Boston, MA

Joslin Travelling Fellowship Award

B.S. Art Education, Tufts University, Boston, MA

M.A. Art History, Boston University, Boston, MA


Selected Collections:

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 

Bucknell University, Pennsylvania

Hellenic-American Union Galleries, Athens, Greece

Sheraton Corp.,  Boston, MA

American College of Greece, Athens

National Shawmut Bank, Boston,MA

Mutual Life Insurance Co., Boston, MA

Arts Centre, Sussex, England

Finlay/Brewer Estate Agents, London

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Bank of Boston, Boston, MA

Art for Industry, Brookline, MA

Elan Corp. New York City and Ireland


Polyphony 1 Oil on Linen 48x48

Polyphony 1
Oil on Linen
48x48

Sostenuto Oil on Linen 36x36

Sostenuto
Oil on Linen
36x36

Spirit Garden Oil on Linen 42x36

Spirit Garden
Oil on Linen
42x36

Sound Spaces Oil on Linen 42x36

Sound Spaces
Oil on Linen
42x36

Interlude 1 Oil on Linen 14x14

Interlude 1
Oil on Linen
14x14

Interlude 2 Oil on Linen 14x16

Interlude 2
Oil on Linen
14x16

Interlude 4 Oil on Linen 14x14

Interlude 4
Oil on Linen
14x14

Interlude 5 Oil on Linen 14x20

Interlude 5
Oil on Linen
14x20