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For the Joy of Light

Documenting Robert Singleton's work with the highest quality color images. Paintings from 1964 - 1973 “The Florida Years” to “Screamer Mountain” 1973 -1978 to the remote mountains of West Virginia. This elegantly designed eighty page book details the metamorphic change which took place in Robert’s work. ~~~ Celebrating Robert's 80th year and over five decades of his creativity.

FloridaImages: 1966~1973

FloridaImages: 1966~1973 Fla-01-DUNESI-1966-30"X42"-Oiloncanvas. TheFirstPaintingCreatedinFlorida.WonBestinShowatthefirstsidewalkshoweverentered. Fla-02-DOUBLEENTENDREI-1967-42"X48"-Oiloncanvas. FirstandSecondplacewinnerinpainting.1967WinterParkSidewalkArtFestival. Fla-03–WANINGWINTER-1967-36"X50"-Oiloncanvas Fla-04-SPRINGHILLI-1967-72"X58"-OilonCanvas Fla-05-Untiled-1969-50"X60"-OilonCanvas Fla-06–Untiled-1969-40"X60"-OilonCanvas Fla-07-PENNSYLVANIASTUDY-1967-50"X60"-Oiloncanvas Fla-08-FOCUS-1968-50"X50"-Oiloncanvas.BestinShow1967,CocoaBeachArtFestival Fla-09-FOCUSI-1967-50"X50"-Oiloncanvas. Fla-10-FOCUS I-1967-50"X50"-Oiloncanvas. Fla-11-FOCUSIV-1967-50"X50"-Oiloncanvas. Fla-12-FOCUSV-1967-44"X50"-Oiloncanvas Fla-13-ALUMINUM CASTINGI-1968-36"X24"X4"-CastAluminum. BestofShow,Sculpture.1969WinterParkSidewalkArtFestival. Fla-14–RobertSingletoninfrontofhisdisplayatthe1969WinterParkSidewalkArtFestival. Fla-15-PRAIRIE-1968-60'x50"-Oil,Conte'andCharcoaloncanvas. Fla-16-AChangeI-1970-68"X72"OilonCanvas PantedattheMacDowelColony-Peterborough,NewHampshire. Fla-17-Presing I-1970-68"X54"OilonCanvas PantedattheMacDowelColony-Peterborough,NewHampshire. Fla-18–ColorLineI-1969-72"X72"OilonCanvas Fla-19-PresingI-1970-134"X68"OilonCanvas Fla-20-Untitled-1970-68"X132"-OilonCanvas Fla-21-Untitled-1971-60"x60"-OilonCanvas PantedattheMacDowelColony-Peterborough,NewHampshire Fla-22-Untitled-1971-70"x60"-OilonCanvas PantedattheMacDowelColony-Peterborough,NewHampshire Fla-23-UNTITLED-1972-60"X60"-Oiloncanvas. PantedattheMacDowelColony-Peterborough,NewHampshire Fla-24-WINDOW -1972-60"X42"-Oiloncanvas Fla-25-UNTITLED-1972-84"X68"-Oiloncanvas. PantedattheMacDowelColony-Peterborough,NewHampshire Fla-26-UNTITLED-1973-48"X80"-Oiloncanvas Withtheconfidantsofwalkingform oneroom toanother,Iwassetonapaththatwouldleadmeto"dropout,"literalyovernight.Mylife,withal thatencompasedasasuccesfulartistandteacherinFlorida,abruptlyended.Thefalof1973markedtheendofanera.Iputmyhomeonthe market,resignedmyteachingposition,andmovedtotheSmokeyMountainsofNorthGeorgia.

SCREAMERMOUNTAIN Clayton,Georgia 1973-1978 Itwasin thisenvironmenton ScreamerMountain thatthe workpased through another metamorphoses.From eclecticspontaneitytomysticalmeditations,therewasapronouncedpresence ofbalance,orderandlightinthenewwork.Themysticalsubstance,anilusion,beingtheunknown sourceoflightwithinthepainting. "MountainsAreSymbolicMeetingPlacesBetweentheMundaneandtheSpiritualWorld." AlanHovhanes