Artist Robert Bissell grew up on a farm in Somerset, England, where animals, Celtic legends and panoramic landscapes were part of his daily life. His keen interest in visuals began at an early age, documenting life through his photography practice.
Robert Bissell studied at the Manchester Art College and the Royal College of Art in London. Mr. Bissell then spent four years traveling the world, working on cruise ships to pay his way. For the next 15 years he worked as an advertising photographer and creative director in San Francisco. After burning out in the advertising business he began to paint for himself, exploring the local landscape and introducing animals into allegorical interpretations of his imagined narratives. He regularly exhibits in museums and galleries across the United States and Europe. Lahaina Galleries carries Robert Bissell's originals, limited-edition canvas prints and sculptures.