Robert Valiente-Neighbours is an expressive painter and printmaker. He attempts to recall people and memories too often forgotten. His work aims to hold a tension between mourning violence and celebrating compassion and justice. He is especially influenced by Käthe Kollwitz, Robert Gwathmey, Qais Al-Sindy, Derek Overfield, John Halaka, Favianna Rodriguez, Sheldon Harvey, and Åsa Kvissberg.