Robert allen, Art in Public Places

Saratoga Springs Visitor Center

297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY

July 28th - June 29th, 2022

Artist Statement

All of my life I have marveled at the beauty of the sailing ship. When I doodled in school it was always of what I envisioned as various sailboats. Through the years historic ships, boat models, maritime books, sailing and maritime art have become part of my life. I have spent thousands of hours on sailing and motor yachts as captain. As it turns out I’m influenced by my heritage…I am a direct descendant of Admiral William (Bull) Halsey of WW II.

My art depicts ships of a historic nature involved in maritime trade, battles, racing and pleasure. I use cooler coloring and primal painting techniques to maintain the kinetic character of the subject, it’s place in history, and further preserve the beauty and charm of the sailing ship. I give attention to the historical accuracy and detail of ships’ form and rigging.

All of my paintings are original oils. They can be purchased with or without frames. Similar paintings of different size or hue can be commissioned.

Member of the American Society of Marine Artists

Member of the National Maritime Historic Society
Member of the New York Yacht Club

United States Coast Guard Master Licensed Captain
Member; Saratoga Arts, Lyme Art Association, Ft. Myers Beach Art Association

Selected for the National Society Of Marine Artists juried invitational marine exhibit and sale at the Lyme Art Gallery held in conjunction with their 17th Annual Conference.

I submitted two pieces for consideration to be purchased and permanently displayed in the new Hudson Headwater’s Woman’s Health Center in Moreau New York. Both pieces were selected amongst the 100 out of 609 submittals.   

Saratoga Arts

320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
p. 518.584.4132
 Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 12pm-4pm

Sunday: Closed

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Saratoga Arts' programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.  

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