Robert Steven Connett - "Zoophytes" - acrylic on wood panel - 25.4 x 25.4cm (10"x10")
25.4 x 25.4 cm (10" x 10")
36.8 x 36.8 cm with frame (14.5" x 14.5")
Robert Steven Connett is a self taught artist currently living and working in Los Angeles California. He takes his current inspiration from biological forms, both flora and fauna, micro and macro, land and ocean dwelling. Connett uses acrylic paint to portray dark and bizarre worlds teaming with life. In his own words, “My work is a collection of things that I find appealing and engaging. I paint things that enchant me, and I paint because I enjoy seeing my imagination come to life.” His images present a myriad of creatures, from aquatic organisms like ciliates, shrimps, Jellyfish and crabs, to moths, butterflies and rainbow-colored insects. Each organism is rendered with excruciating detail, inspired by studies from his own collection of specimens, books of scientific illustrations and photographs, all of which are transformed by his imagination.