Art Brokerage: Robert Bissell British Artist: Bissell grew up in Somerset, England, and retains in his love of art, a love of rural life, Celtic legends and panoramic landscapes. His keen interest in visuals began at an early age while documenting life around him through photographs. After studying graphic design and obtaining a Masters Degree from The Royal College of Art in London, Robert moved to San Francisco and began a successful career in retail advertising. After 15 years, he decided to devote all his time to painting. He regularly exhibits in museums and galleries across the United States and Europe. Bissell's landscapes also offer no familiar frame of reference. Free of forced aesthetic or emotional excess we are forced to consider the world as it is— not an idealized vision. Devoid of sentimental narrative, anecdote or central focus, the viewer can wander freely into the scene and consider it according to their own sensibility. These are not romantic landscapes in the traditional sense. Rather they allow an experience of the sublime, not from what may be, but from what is.