57 meadow street, farm river, east haven, CT 06512, US

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Robert Fort

I am fortunate to live in an antique oysterman’s cottage on a rock high above the Farm River near New Haven, CT. I kayak the two miles of shifting tidal river habitat from the marsh edge to open Sound in search of birds to photograph. The tide, the run of the current, the wind on the water and the natural motion of the earth combine to create a portrait studio in the open air. I seldom come home without a catch. These photos are fodder for oil drawings. Birds, dogs, cats, pigs, and, lately, architecture. I try to capture animals doing what they do, in the middle of it all — living, loving, eating, in motion or at rest. I work primarily with oil pastels and rags, lots and lots of rags. Most of the drawings are on bristol board. All of them are for sale.