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The Art of Drawing.

21st Century technology allows for the creation of bold and dazzling visual images on an array
of surfaces.  Less bold and dazzling, however, are an authentic artist's uncomplicated original drawings
and sketches on durable paper.

Whether drawing the beauty, power, and elegance of the human figure, or sketching visual
observations of simple objects or complex scenes,
The Art of Drawing is the graphic
foundation upon which all authentic and enduring Art is built.

The Art of Drawing embodies a unique combination of original talent, the learned skills of perceptive seeing
and creative thinking, plus a mastery of uncomplicated drawing mediums.  An authentic artist's drawing pads
and sketch books may reveal memorable and enduring graphic images on once blank paper.  Such individual
images are often unique in style, technique, composition, and artistic insight.  They may stand alone as Art,
or serve as studies for more ambitious efforts employing other mediums of graphic expression.

There are no technological shortcuts to learning and mastering
The Art of Drawing.
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This site is a source of information, plus selected examples of Robert Dacey's Art and writing.

The site consists of...

This Home Page
(Subject to ongoing revision and updating.)

Robert Dacey's views on The Art of Drawing, including an example of his original work.

Gallery One
(Available, but subject to ongoing revision and updating.)

Selected examples of Robert Dacey's original work from 1993 to 2004...
"The Monuments of Boulder County's Mining and Agricultural Past."

Gallery Two
(Available, but subject to ongoing revision and updating.)

Selected examples of Robert Dacey's original work from 2004 to 2011.

Gallery Three
(Available, but subject to ongoing revision and updating.)

Selected examples of Robert Dacey's original work from 1953 to 1993.

New!
(Available, but subject to ongoing revision and updating.)

2010/11 completed original work with accompanying text.

For health & medical reasons, Robert Dacey has retired as an artist.
Welcome to www.robertdacey.com...the current and official updated Website Home Page for

Robert A. Dacey
Boulder County, Colorado  U.S.A.
Sandstone Ranch
Longmont, Colorado
2010 Mixed-Media Rendering
by
Robert A. Dacey
20 x 14
Original only available, $1400
Pencil underdrawing for...
Sandstone Ranch.
Longmont, Colorado
for 2010  Mixed-Media Rendering (at right)
by
Robert A. Dacey
Only 11 x 8-1/2 Prints Available   $200
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Thank  You
for visiting www.robertdacey.com.

Your feedback and comments are appreciated.
E-mail: robertdacey@me.com.  Phone: 303.682.3230
The Art of Drawing must be seen and demonstrated, not just discussed.  

The general public, along with aspiring visual artists, must be exposed to the evidence of what
The Art of Drawing entails in terms of original talent, the individual process of perceptive seeing and
creative thinking, and the hard work required to learn and master the various drawing mediums.

I've chosen to collect, archive, and present over sixtyy years of my efforts in drawing,
painting, graphics, and mixed-media renderings.  The tools of technology are not employed
to create and produce individual and original examples of
The Art of Drawing.  
Technology is used only to reproduce the individual works.

I've chosen to collect, archive, and present these reproductions because if I don't do it,
chances are no one else will undertake such an effort (at least in my lifetime).

The Art of Drawing is a subject to be taken seriously.
It must not be merely another commodity in the pop-culture marketplace.

Robert A. Dacey
December, 2012
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Media Highlights

During the past 20 years, Robert Dacey's work has been featured in a variety
of local, regional, and national publications.

He was interviewed, and his work was reproduced, in the September 29, 1996 issue of
The Longmont Daily Times-Call.

The Boulder Daily Camera published an interview, with reproductions of selected works,
in the June 27, 2000 issue.

He was the subject of a lengthy interview, accompanied by reproductions of selected works,
in the July/August 2003 issue of
In Motion magazine, a publication of the National Limb Loss
Information Center.

Reproductions of a selection of his "Monuments" works, along with his writing about each
selected subject, appeared in the award-winning
Budget 2000 publication produced
by Boulder County.

He was the subject of a December 12, 2002, Colorado Public Radio interview, highlighting his
"The Monuments of Boulder County's Mining and Agricultural Past" exhibit at
the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center.

Earlier in his career, selected works have appeared in
The Denver Post,
Communication Arts
magazine, and various art director's club annual publications.    
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Exhibition Highlights

In addition to the exhibition of the "Monuments" series at the Longmont Museum
and Cultural Center, Robert Dacey's works have been exhibited at various venues in
Niwot and Longmont, Colorado.  Gallery 730 (now closed) in the Prospect urban village
development in Longmont featured his works on a regular and ongoing basis.
During 2012 various works were exhibited exclusively at the Manifest Fine Art Gallery in Niwot, Colorado.
The gallery is now closed.

From May to November, 2010, and during 2011, his drawings and paintings were exhibited at the
Longmont United Hospital Art Walk gallery.  These works spanned a period from 1953 to 2010, and
included original watercolors and mixed media renderings.  The exhibits and
an interview with the artist were featured in mid-November issues of
The Longmont Ledger, The Boulder Daily Camera, and
The Longmont Times-Call.

Robert Dacey is not represented by any gallery at this time.
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