“Robert Firestone is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, and his works portray the human psyche. His paintings – colorful digital renderings of faces and figures – attempt to create a visual equivalent for the kind of emotional expression that is usually communicated verbally. He achieves that goal by re-creating the effect of a vivid memory or dream that passes through the mind for no more than a split second.” (from a March, 2007 review in ARTnews by Meredith Mendelsohn)
“His concern, when he turned to art as a means of personal expression, was to find images that would exemplify his own researches, which concern the way in which human beings often shut themselves off from their truest feelings, and shut others off from these as well. One of his best-known books is entitled Fear of Intimacy.” (from a January, 2007 essay by Edward Lucie-Smith)
His understanding and compassion are reflected in a selection of his digital works focused on faces – their diversity, vitality, pain, joy, terror – as seen through his eyes – the eyes of a skilled psychotherapist and artist. His sense of intimacy and desire to bring out the best in people is reflected in his presentation of the human face that is inspiring, educational and beautiful.