Robert Akers

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Robert Akers Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
Red Rocks at Sunset by Robert Akers
Oil 18 x 24
 
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Robert Akers Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
Dawn Across the Valley by Robert Akers
Oil 18 x 24
 
 

 
Robert Akers Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
Eastern Sierras Peak by Robert Akers
Oil 18 x 24
 
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Robert Akers Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
The Road Behind the Barn by Robert Akers
Oil 18 x 24
 
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Robert Akers Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
Tide Coming In by Robert Akers
Oil 18 x 24
 
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Robert Akers Posted Artwork 
8 months ago 
The Road Behind the Barn by Robert Akers
Oil 16 x 20
 
 

 
Robert Akers Posted Artwork 
8 months ago 
Hazy Sunset, Malibu Canyon by Robert Akers
Oil 16 x 20
 
 

 
Robert Akers Posted Artwork 
8 months ago 
Sunrise, La Jolla Dunes by Robert Akers
Oil 16 x 20
 
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Robert Akers Posted Artwork 
13 months ago 
Fog, Big Sur by Robert Akers
Oil 20 x 16
 
 

 
Robert Akers Posted Artwork 
13 months ago 
Jude II by Robert Akers
Oil 30 x 24
 
 

 
Robert Akers Posted Artwork 
17 months ago 
Jude II by Robert Akers
Oil 30 x 24
 
 

 
Robert Akers Posted Artwork 
22 months ago 
Laguna Canyon1 by Robert Akers
Oil
 
 

 
Robert Akers Posted Artwork 
22 months ago 
Early Morning, Newport Beach by Robert Akers
Oil
 
 

 
Robert Akers Posted Artwork 
22 months ago 
Mali Woman by Robert Akers
Oil
 
 

 
Robert Akers Posted Artwork 
22 months ago 
Beyond the Dunes by Robert Akers
Oil
 
 

 
Robert Akers Posted Artwork 
22 months ago 
Fall, San Diego by Robert Akers
Oil
 
 

 
Robert Akers Posted Artwork 
22 months ago 
Girl with Blue Cloth by Robert Akers
Oil
 
 

 
Robert Akers Posted Artwork 
22 months ago 
Tide Coming In by Robert Akers
Oil
 
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Cathy Groebner 2 months ago
Your shore paintings reminded me of vacation in Grand Marais MN.awsome

 
Robert Akers Posted Artwork 
41 months ago 
The Plasterer's Assistant by Robert Akers
Oil 48 x 24
 
 

 
Robert Akers Posted Artwork 
54 months ago 
La Jolla Rocks by Robert Akers
Oil 18 x 24
 
 

 
Robert Akers Posted Artwork 
54 months ago 
Blue Rush by Robert Akers
Oil 30 x 36
 
 
Cathy Groebner 2 months ago
This is awesome

 



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O'Dunn Fine Art
La Mesa, CA - (619) 337-8342



Biography
     While there may be many impulses that drive an artist to create, the expression of emotion is often one of the strongest motivators. A constant striving to capture emotional truth keeps the artist progressing throughout his or her career.  This has certainly been the case for plein air artist Robert Akers, even though Akers isn’t always sure of the emotion he is striving to capture. The landscape often stirs emotions Akers himself doesn’t completely comprehend.  
     Akers’ artistic beginnings were born from unrecognizable feelings, almost like being pushed by an unconscious desire, or perhaps even fate.  The richness and high detail of each of his paintings clearly illustrates a dedication of a truly passionate, driven artist.  
      His story begins in Norfolk, Virginia as the middle child of two siblings.  Despite some of the strictness of a Catholic school education, he had a very happy childhood.  “Summer weekends were spent at the beach on the Chesapeake Bay swimming, fishing or crabbing, which established my affinity for the ocean,” explains Akers.  Although he had a rather lackluster artistic interest as a child, and no artistic sources or influences, an interesting experience seemed to guide him towards a more creative direction at the age of 16.  
     “It was near Christmas time,” recalls Akers.  “My mother was going shopping for a lamp shade and I was going to sit in the car and wait for her.. But I looked up and saw that she had parked in front of an art supply store. The only money I had at that time was to buy Christmas gifts for my family but I suddenly got the urge to go inside the store. Without really knowing what I was doing, I purchased a sketch pad, a charcoal pencil and a [...]

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