Robert Lortscher, Master of Fine Arts and art educator regularly uses small sketchbooks (as well as large murals) as a form of performance art.
Robert, who has lived in the area north of Gold Beach since 2000, developed his surrealistic illustrative style while doing lithography and printmaking at Fort Hays State University of Kansas.
An essential part of Robert’s teaching strategy is the use of sketchbook journals as a tool for personal reflection and preparation for college entrance auditions. He also has used his program of sketchbook workshops with art teachers, giving them a whole new medium to both personally explore as well as teach.
According to Robert, “My goal is to share (with other artists) the many uses of sketchbooks in inspiring and perfecting their own art.”