As a 4th generation artist RB Anderson realized his love of art at an early age, painting beside his mother in Taos and Santa Fe as she followed her art career. He grew up in New Mexico during the creative cultural history of the 60s where his young life was further influenced by art instructor Frank McCulloch who explained that art was about self expression. A few years later, in Colorado, RB received a BS in commercial art, then moved to San Francisco where he studied at the Institute of Art. There he created art for notable musicians such as Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock and John Paul Jones. Eventually he headed to Arizona where his desire to improve his art led to various art festivals coffee house installations and juried shows selling many works to private collectors.
RB Anderson’s love of the outdoors shows in his new series “Elements & Man”. Through a variety of medias he visually investigates mankind’s connection to spirit through our relationship with our natural environment. Rather than presenting a factual reality, illusions are created conjuring the realms of our imagination based on our assumptions of what Earth’s elements means to the viewer.