For Robert Lemler of Phoenix Arizona, nothing takes the place of painting life as it unfolds around him. Robert swiftly reproduces the emotion and beauty of a moment with his direct, naturalistic approach. The intense interplay of light, form, and color give his paintings a unique luminosity and richness. Whether he is painting from the model, the landscape, or in the studio, Robert's distinctive style touches each subject. Robert believes that in painting, like poetry, real beauty lies in simplicity; stripping a statement down to its simplest form to make the most impact. Robert looks to masters of the past, as well as his contemporaries for inspiration, and from early on has been driven by the quality and craftsmanship of their works. Robert's paintings are exhibited in finer galleries throughout the United States, and for over a decade has taught drawing and painting in the classical tradition at the Scottsdale Artists' School.