About the Artist
Landscape painter Robert Pollien earned his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania under the noted artist Neil Welliver and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He has been an artist-in-residence at Acadia National Park, was awarded a Maine Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship in painting, and was a Carina House resident on Monhegan Island. His work was included in Art of the Maine Islands by Arnold Skolnick and Carl Little. Pollien’s paintings are also in numerous corporate, public, and private collections. He is represented by Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland and Artemis in Northeast Harbor, Maine.. Pollien’s paintings are based on meditative observation of the natural world, combined with the subtle disquiet of our contemporary alienation from nature.