Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Robert Lafond

“Woods after a Snowy Evening” © Robert H. Lafond

Name: Robert H. Lafond
Bio: Robert H. Lafond, attended the Boston Museum School from 1967-69, has an degree in Art History from Princeton University (1971), where he studied painting under Esteban Vicente, and worked in an art museum for almost twenty years. Robert got his Masters in Communication and Information Studies from Rutgers University in 1995 and is currently Vice President for Information Technology at Holy Family University, Philadelphia.
He has been exhibiting his paintings since 1971; and his pastels especially since 2009, around New Jersey, Vermont and Maine.
Medium: Pastel.
Subjects: Landscape; Still Life. “I prefer to work outdoors, but also do landscapes from my photographs, when it’s raining or cold.  An occasional still life comes from whatever I find in the refrigerator.  A lot of my recent work focuses upon the landscape of Washington Crossing Park, the Delaware & Raritan Canal, and the Delaware River.  I also do a lot of New England landscapes.”
Style: Representational.
Technique: Robert says: “Four years ago, I started drawing every day, after a hiatus of several years from making art.  I gradually migrated through the media of pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, colored pencils, to pastels.  I now work every day with pastels.  I like the immediacy of pastels.  I need to respond to the world around me, especially the landscape.  Pastels are like extensions of my fingers that give off color, the ultimate alla prima medium.  I try to approach creating art from a spiritual perspective, as a thanksgiving, a present moment, a prayer.”
Navigation: All links remain accessible at top of page.
Gallery: Landscapes; Still Life; Portraits (six self-portraits).
Image View:  Thumbnails open in a viewer on the new page that features the small thumbnails across the top and can be viewed serially. Dimensions are listed. Download is possible, even encouraged, by a download button.  Woods after a Snowy Evening is 8 x 10 ins,  is 640 x 518, 104 KB. (I couldn’t resist this painting and couldn’t help thinking of Robert Frost.)
Blog: The link from the website is indirect. Go to http://markandremark.blogspot.com/


  1. Bob's work is very sophisticated, and I really enjoyed the website and images.

  2. Thank you Casey. I love to discover artists new to me, and I keep looking, even if I seem to take one step forward and two back as I add more than I get around to reviewing!