Robert Axelrod is past President of the Brooklyn Watercolor Society (2001- 2010). He is a member of the Longyear Gallery, Margaretville, NY.
"My paintings are images from the immediate area — the Central Catskills; Fields, streams, woodlands, barns. I’ve been painting in the Catskills for the past 30 years, mostly in the springs, summers, and early autumns.
Why landscapes? And why plein air? Our physical surroundings with their forms and colors, moods and changes, can often reflect or inform our inner senses. Making sense of the natural randomness of a motif and finding its rhythm or mood is a source of great satisfaction for me. Discovering these things on the spot is a pleasure. Attempting to understand a moment in the seasons is a challenge. Like most natural settings, this region is rich in such possibilities."