Robert Edelhauser is a painter and a printmaker. As a printmaker he is intrigued with the texture and tones created by the interactions between acid and copper plate. Each process in etching, hard ground, soft ground, aquatint each have a unique signature, giving the print it’s individual character. Robert finds nothing as intriguing as the human face. He paints ordinary people from across the globe, their faces reflecting hardship and struggles, but also a spirit of engaging life on its own terms. His intense, representational portraits with their strong brushwork reflect his interest in portraying emotional truths as well as physical likenesses. “True saints and heroes keep an open heart in the face of pain and suffering. The unconcealed brushwork in my paintings reflects this paradox by revealing the journey as well as the destination,” says the artist. I wish my art to be a recognition of the connectiveness of all beings. Robert Edelhauser started painting in mid-life, studying with artist and teacher Grace Graupe-Pillard. His work has won awards in state-wide shows, and has been exhibited at the Ocean County Library, The Middletown Township Library, Thompson Park Visitor Center, the Monmouth Museum, Brookdale Art Gallery, the Art Alliance in Red Bank, Art Upstairs in Phoenicia, NY, Starbucks in Ocean Township and The Ocean county Artist Guild. His work is in the public collections of the Ocean County Library, and the Luarita Winery in New Egypt, as well as in numerous private collections.