Robert Bissett - Fine Artist

Robert Bissett

Naples, ID - United States








Robert Bissett

Naples, ID - United States

Robert Bissett - Fine Artist

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September 11th, 2007







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Fall 2013 Sale! We've had unusually fine weather this year since June! Very unusual. The days are warm and sunny. 50% off on all original art thru December 21, 2013. Many of the the pictures you see are from oil, acrylic, watercolor or pencil originals. If you are interested please email to check availability.

Prints and original paintings in acrylics, oils and watercolor; drawings in pencil, charcoal and pen; prints of photographs and digital art.

After seeing your new painting or print on the wall, I hope you will return here and leave a comment about how much you love it. Or email me. I really appreciate the feedback! Thanks.

These aren't posters. The paper is thick and excellent quality, details and colors are clear and sharp. If you want a print signed, email me before ordering so FAA can ship to my address, then Ill forward it to you after adding my signature. I ask only that you pay the forwarding postage.
My painting 'High Speed Summer Fun' on the cover of The Wise Guide for spring, 2011. Available as a print here at FAA.

'Girls Riding', 12x12', Acrylic on canvas has been accepted at the C.M. Russell Museum's Masters in Miniature Show, Great Falls, MT
Opens July 29, Event and Sale September 11, 2010. has been redesigned, a new, fresher feel for collectors to enjoy and those who browse as well. Check it out!

Invited to join The Groove Studio, an artist's co-op gallery, May 1, 2010.

Book Published and on 'Real Art Real Easy'. See for info.

Bissett juried into Paint America Top 100 Winners!

News: Idaho artist and ISAP Signiture member Robert Bissett - Wins Award of Merit in ISAP International Online Show, fall of 2008 and first place in Art Network online contest.

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Born in Little Falls, New York, Robert Bissett is known for the life-like quality of the faces he paints. His Plein-air landscapes are also notable, especially those done in Alaska and Idaho. He graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1967, served over five years as a pilot including two tours in Viet Nam. Returning to school after the service he graduated from Washington State University with a degree in architecture, Summa Cum Laude. A career in architecture seemed more practical, but the urge to paint became overwhelming in the summer of 1979. That fall he had his first show at a gallery in Anchorage, Alaska. Most of the paintings were landscapes and it sold out. The following spring one of those mountain portraits was selected as the subject for a four thousand edition Beautiful Alaska promotional print, 16' x 48'. Bissett moved to Idaho in 1980. He has traveled throughout the US, Japan, Australia, Spain, Turkey, Ethiopia, Greece, Iran, Greenland, England, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Costa Rica. His paintings are a valued part of many private collections.

Shows and Awards
Solo Show, Redtail Gallery, Sandpoint, ID, Jul 27-Sep10, 2007
10th Annual ISAP International Exhibition, Jack Richeson Award
2004 Projects of Distinction Merit Award, Stitt's Dome Home, Manitowoc, WI, ABC, Wisconsin Chapter
American Indians: Alaska to Mexico, Naples Gallery, Naples, Idaho
October, 2004
Other Shows: Artique, Anchorage, AK; Quintana’s, Portland, OR; various western art shows.
Marion de Sola Mendes Memorial Award, 39th Annual Exhibition of the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, National Art Club and Lotus
club, New York city, 1992
Watercolor U.S.A., 1992 National Exhibition, Springfield Art Museum,
Springfield, MO,1992.
Artist Magazine Portrait Painting Competition, Finalist, 1989.

Books, Articles, Etc.
Real Art Real Easy, Meadow Creek Press/Createspace (, Dec. 2009, paperback
Robert Bisset- Recent Work, Meadow Creek Press, Jul, 2007, Hardcover
'Robert Bissett takes the old to the new', The Sandpoint Reader,April 5, 2007; back cover
Self Portrait: Robert Bissett paints a little bit of himself, Artisan NW, Spring 2006
The Artists Bluebook 2005, AskArt, March, 2005, 34,000 North American Artists
The Sun-Sentinel article from Sunday, 14 Nov. 2004 - “It’s a Dome of a Home”, about the dome house that survived Hurricane Ivan on Pensacola
Beach, Fl.
Tradition Moving Toward the Innovative, An Interview with Robert Bissett;
Denise Thompson; Northern Journeys, An Arts Magazine; April/May/June 1999.
Acrylic Painting Techniques, Featured Artist, Ed. by E. G. Killeen with Leah Raechel Killeen, North Light Books, January, 1995. Explores the
creative potential of acrylics. Instructional.

Work experience
1967 - 1973: Pilot US Air Force: C-141 Starlifter, HH-43 Husky, C-7 Caribou.
First Pilot, Rescue Crew Commander, Aircraft Commander, Instructor Pilot.
Two tours Viet Nam. FAA Airline Transport Rating, 1973.
1972 - Present: Carpentry, Contracting, Construction Inspection, Construction
Supervision, Construction Management, Architecture, Building Design and
Architectural Illustration.

Washington State University (B. of Architecture, Summa Cum Laude), 1975;
Washington School of Art 1970-1971;
Air Force Academy (B.Sc.), 1967.
Studied with many artist: Al Brouillette, Betty Billups, Bill Reese, Edward Betts, Lynn St. Amen. Lou Maestas, Ned Mueller and others.
HCR 1 Box 265 Naples, ID 83847 208 267 0685

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Designs by Tarra Light which I have digitally illustrated to realize her vision. Tarra may soon have her own FAA page.

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