Point of Art blogs on art, creativity, politics, CSA, religion and culture. Robert is a life-long professional artist, writer, musician & theatrician. Robert has been a professional creative all his adult life. Born in 1959 in Detroit, he has lived in New York, New Orleans and currently in Charleston. His commission portraits and fine art are part of over 950 collections throughout North America.

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Let’s Get this Party Started

Let’s Get this Party Started

Methinks those feigning surprise and outrage about the right resorting to violence this past January 6th must have been asleep the last 400 years. At the root of conservatism is racial violence. It’s as American as apple pie; it is our collective scourge for allowing...

Behr With Us

Behr With Us

This Christmas was very special for a some wonderful Dog people, who received the surprise of a lifetime for Christmas.Behr was revealed to his "mommy" by her loving mother. Behr is twelve and loved by everyone who meets him. Austen and Ella, brother and sister, love...

Tears of Joy

Tears of Joy

This Christmas was very special for a some wonderful Dog people, who received the surprise of a lifetime for Christmas. Booker Leigh's portrait was revealed to his "mommy" by her loving Husband Josh. I was happy to receive the short clip, with her crying tears of joy,...

Portrait Demo Via Zoom

Portrait Demo Via Zoom

Zooming Right Along Last evening was a grand experiment. The Charleston Artist Guild presented a zoom portrait demo. It was an interesting experience for me. I have come to enjoy the interplay between the people, all gathered in a room together. I derive energy from...

Left Behind

Left Behind

What the American Dream Has Left Behind (a rant) Here's the VLOG version. Or you may read the BLOG version below. (edited for clarity) https://youtu.be/bS_7wHIdZyI What people would have us call the "extreme left" is really what many are now calling the extreme middle...

mARTtyrs

mARTtyrs

People are Starved for Meaning Like the Fishfly, which are born to be consumed by fish, artists are born to be consumed by humanity. I'm talking about being consumed as in nurturing the consumer. Artists provide meaning to actual people, not some idea of people out...