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%22Facing Death Valley%22 (Painting)


I’m pleased to announce my new series from Death Valley.  After a week in 103 degree “balmy-ness”, I’ve returned with a series of new images, and a video, that let you join me in Death Valley, USA.

The digital painting, above, is titled “Facing Death Valley” and speaks to our lives as individuals, mortals, living on a finite world.  It’s the first in a new series I’m calling “Facing the Future”.  I hope it evokes contemplation and introspection in all those who view it. The larger version in the gallery reveals the detail and texture of the complete the image.

To view the new works and to view my short 6 minute video titled “Death Valley Run” – visit and spend some time exploring new works and ones you might have forgotten.  There is lots to see.

All my best,

Robert Barnes


1 - R Barnes - Zen Garden

Update on this weekend’s RENO Visual Art BLAST. (Best Little Art Show Today):

It’s Sept 8th Sunday night and the two day art event is over and I am delighted to announce that I won 1st Place! “The People’s Choice” award. My art piece titled ZEN GARDEN was the vote winner and it has been purchased by The City of Reno for the city’s permanent art collection. I am told it will be hung at City Hall.

Thanks for all the support with your good wishes and to those of you locally, for your votes. Tomorrow is my birthday. What a great way to celebrate the day. Life is short. Art is eternal.


In the words of Neil Gaiman — “May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness.  I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next  year, you surprise yourself.”

We have exciting new art to unveil in the coming months. We hope you’ll share our excitement and check for announcements right here.

From Cathy & Robert at – Happy New Year to all of you.