A lifelong fascination for the West and the early pioneers has
been the driving force behind the art of Robert
Pummill. He began his art career taking a correspondence
course through Art Instructions Inc. where be became exposed to the
art of legendary Western painter John Clymer.
He later received advanced instruction at the Famous Artist
School where he further refined his technique and subject
matter. Pummill considers many factors when he embarks on a
painting such as the time of day, the source and direction of
light, subject matter, and the ability to tell a good story.
All of these elements are essential in creating a compelling work
Today, he lives with his wife in a home and studio that he
designed himself in Kerrville, TX. Pummill's focus continues
to be the period of Western American history from the latter half
of the 19th century to the first decade of the 20th century.
In particular, he works to not only be known as a great
technical painter, but one that accurately communicates the
isolation and hardship that early Western settlers faced.