"I take photos and draw quick sketches to capture a moment in time.” - Robert Templin
Born in Nebraska, but calling Colorado home, Robert Templin chooses the magic of watercolor as his medium of choice. Utilizing ‘negative space' to encourage the viewer to further explore the subject, his loose style lets an image “come to life when it rides the paper.” Reflecting on his own personal experiences with the Western lifestyle, he incorporates the bond between a cowboy and his horse into his imagery. Through his use of abstraction art, he challenges the viewer to study the slight nuances in his paintings. He feels that art should be something that makes you feel good and brings a smile to your face.
Templin volunteers at the United States Air Force Academy Stables, allowing him to study the horse’s movements and interactions. These horses play an active part in the wounded warrior program. Templin has seen the life changing affect the horses have on the participants, and a portion of his sales goes to supporting these recovering veterans. “Working with horses and wounded warriors I discovered the healing strength of these magnificent animals.”