Artist Statement

Robert T. Dietz

I am inspired by light.  Even as a kid, I have always been fascinated by the way light can change what the eye sees.  I’m a self-taught artist;  I am most comfortable using pastels, but I have also dabbled in watercolor.  My goal is to capture what I’m seeing and reproduce that image so that the viewer sees that same image in my painting.  Each painting is a challenge for me to create the “magic” that goes beyond just a painting of an object or a landscape.  For me, it comes down to recreating the light.  When I am successful, the painting “pops” and the “magic” happens.