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Robert Barros traces his interest in art back to his childhood, drawing and painting all of his life. As he got older his love of art drew him to the field of commercial art, graphic design, and illustration. He knew art was a career with chalanges and followed the path of artists such as Warhol, Matisse and Rockwell.

His first published works consisted of portraits and illustrations of sports celebrities for magazines, posters and programs. His graphic design images will always be a part of San Diego, having created logos and paintings for the NFL, the San Diego Chargers, Padres and the Holiday Bowl.

After many years working in the commercial art field, Barros began to focus his creative energy on painting in his own style. Barros incorporates a number of influences; graphic composition, freedom of color and the use strong lines to create a sense of movement. Barros characterizes his work as "reaching out to the poetic and imaginative side of our nature, through rich colors, textures and subject matter." He strives to create a taste of the romantic sensibility in the world around us."

Several of Roberts paintings combine human and animal figures. The inspiration is that of many cultures, Native American to Celtic, signifying the connection of human energy with the spirit animals. His exotic images have been labeled instinctive.

Reflecting upon the changes in his art over the years, he explains, "In my early career I painted in a more realistic style. My art now focuses on balance, movement, color and the detail of the subject. I work to capture a moment, and create an impression.

Barros art is collected from New York to LA having done showis in both cities and his original paintings are displayed in Hawaii's Volcano National Park with consignment pieces done for collectors around the world.