“I am, I was and always will be, a Painter of Spirit”.

To me we learn the history of art as we learn the ABC’s or Numbers so we have the tools to express our spirit (feelings) in the best possible manner. I do not seek isms or movements even though they do influence my art.

My one desire is to express the truth coming from my soul and show the world in a new and unique way.

“My art is about the every day, the common place, the ordinary and touch it with heart felt thoughts and emotions which may make it EXTRA-ORDINARY, the MOST UN-COMMON, the SUBLIME!”
The inspiration and source of this transformation comes from within (us all).

Combined with this is a deep gratitude to the many Great Artists of the past and present who have given their art to the world.


Robert J. Burgess is an International (Australian/N.Y.) Visual Artist (Painter, Photographer), / Teacher who lived in New York for 15 years and showed his artworks at a prominent SoHo gallery in the 90’s. Currently he is back in Australia.

After qualifying as a mechanical engineer he gave that up to pursue a career where he could express his EMOTIONS. Inspired by J M W Turner he committed to become an artist and attended various art schools and qualified at a well known Australian Art College in the early 80’s. Then he set off to live in Europe (London/Portugal) for a couple of years. Returning to Australia he began teaching and opened his own gallery before moving to New York where he remained for 15 years. His art is in private and government collections all over the world.

Burgess is also known on the web as BURGESSART

For more info visit website at


128 comments on “About

  1. Hi Robert,
    I nominated you for the Sunshine Award! It’s one of those (kind of lame) awards that’s been going around in the blogosphere described as:
    The “Sunshine Award” is awarded to bloggers who “light up the dark corners of our minds” and “positively and creatively inspire others in the blogoshphere”
    You can follow through at this link: http://agatasartcorner.com/sunshine-award/
    Keep up the good work!

    • Thank you Agata……….I am sincerely honored to be nominated for the Sunshine Award. Certainly a driving force in my blogging is to uplift and inspire others and I thank you for recognising this. Best wishes, Robert

  2. Hello from Scotland, UK! I searched on WP for “Artists Studios” and you showed up. Must be The Universe saying “Hey, lookit THIS, you’ll love THIS guy” and sure enough, I do! I love your work – its so bright and colourful. Nice to meet you! 😀

  3. Hi Robert!
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and following! I really appreciate😃
    Great paintings here and adorable style. Looking forward to see more your arts😃

  4. that is truly fantastic. I can relate to what you said. I am a mechanical engineer who’s not passionate about engineering and has plans to study something else, about writing, about words, life, spirits, psychology or even arts. I think I’m alive only while reading or writing. I am so looking forward to start reading your blogs and learn more about your art. Ahmed 🙂

    • Hi Ahmed……understand exactly where you are. Engineering is a wonderful profession…….for those who are Engineers. When you “feel” it is not you you start looking around for where you do really belong. The good news about following spirit is that it guides you and all you need do is be open to the guideance. It becomes an exciting and continually amazing journey. Security goes out the door but you are rewarded in so many ways. Best wishes, Robert

  5. Hey Robert, wanted to contact you, perhaps visit with you when I come to Brisbane in May. How would i do that? The “Contact Me” form on your website doesn’t seem to work. Cheers, Tony

  6. Bula Robert! Thank you for visiting my blog and for the follow – really appreciate it. Your work is inspiring. I look forward to reading more of your posts. All the best to you. 🙂

  7. Hi SeeNorway, Thanks for reminding me of your beautiful blog and country. Over the past 4 years I have seen many wonderful blogs like yours but unfortunately do not have the time to continually visit them. This is not from lack of interest just time.
    Best wishes,

    • OK! Thanks for your response! Removing you again then! No use for us (nor you) if you haven’t got the time anyway, but you’re very welcome back if you some time in future may find time to look at our work. After all we are not selling anything, and we share this for your enjoyment only!

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