The powerful and captivating works of artist Robert Finale flow naturally from a deep-rooted passion and God-given talent for capturing the intrinsic beauty in humankind and nature.
However, Finale is no stranger to struggles and adversity. At age two, he and his family fled the communist ruled country of Cuba for a life of freedom and opportunity in the United States. Here, Robert learned the value of hard work and discipline and realized his potential to pursue his passion for art, which began early in his life. By the age of five, Finale was seldom without a pencil and sketchpad in hand, sketching everything from movie scenes to family vacation destinations. Robert's love for brushing oil onto canvas came much later, when his early childhood sketches were brought to life in a special gift to his wife. From these humble beginnings, his paintings now grace several galleries all over the world.
Finale’s work on canvas is heartwarming and peacefully enchanting. His distinctive style is a colorful blend of impressionistic romance and realistic beauty, mostly in historic settings. His paintings transport the viewer to a time and place of private charm, a haven of pure and quiet delight. Robert loves to explore the complex interplay of light and its effects on architecture and surroundings. An avid traveler, Finale uses his photographs, sketches, and memories simply as the starting point, an inspiration on the journey to the creation of each masterpiece.
As Robert places the final brush stroke on the canvas he is conscious of the fact that art is a universal language. Therefore, one canvas represents the window to millions of different emotions that have existed and exist through all of us, giving the viewer a powerful tool to look within his own world, for the understanding of life’s journey.