Nature Imagined Exhibit

An abstract painting in cool tones evoking nature

Event description

  • Academic events
  • Arts and entertainment
  • Family friendly

“Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see.” - Henri Rousseau

The Vault Gallery presents, “Nature Imagined,” a new exhibit featuring the artwork of Robert Palmer on display in the Downtown Phoenix campus Library from Jan. 9, 2023 until May 8, 2023.

Robert Palmer is influenced by nature and surroundings. His paintings are more than landscapes physically seen, rather imaginative or a reflection of feeling on a space remembered. His paintings are reminiscent of the past; capturing a moment in time to preserve a memory. Palmer has taken out the figure in the painting, leaving the viewer  stage to focus in the plane. This transcendence from imaginative nature to reality is definitive in his work. The viewer is transported to an imaginative state from the canvas into nature. While the works look like natural places, they are really born from ethereal memories.

For over 20 years, Palmer has worked to capture the aesthetic and conceptual  mastery of nature. Although nature is difficult to construct in one painting, Palmer seeks to tell a story of infinite locations, drawn by the constant changing emanating celestial light. Palmer graduated sum cum laude from ASU with a bachelor's degree in fine art painting. He has been featured in various publications. When he is not painting Palmer enjoys spending time with his family.

The Vault Gallery is open to ASU students, staff and faculty. Visitors must make an appointment. Contact Jackie Young.

Event contact

ASU Library

Monday, January 9, 2023

Open during regular library hours from Jan. 9 until May 8, 2023

8:00 am10:00 pm (MST)


Vault Gallery, Downtown Phoenix campus Library