A self-taught artist, Bob paints in a representational style
and has been painting or involved with art related activities
since his teen years.
Landscapes, seascapes, faces and figures are his favourite
subjects and he continues to spend his time experimenting and
studying the craft of painting fine art in an effort to reach
an ever elusive goal.
Bob continues to be fascinated by the effects of light on the
subjects he chooses to paint. Though realistic in his painting
style he seeks the beautiful abstract patterns that he finds
in nature. The changing qualities of light and abstract patterns,
combined with bold brush work make up Bob’s unique vision
of the world.
Many of Bob’s oil and watercolour paintings have been
created on locations in various parts of rural Ontario, the
Arctic, the Maritimes or other places on his travels outside
of Canada. His larger paintings are created in his home studio
working from his ‘Plein Air’ studies and reference
materials gathered on his journeys.
Bob has exhibited his paintings in many group showings in Toronto
and London, Ontario starting in the mid 1960’s. For over
30 years he annually held successful, by invitation only, exhibits
in the Markham area. In 1984 he participated in a two-person
show held in a restored castle in Stia, Italy, a small town
outside of Florence.
After being elected to membership in the prestigious and historic
Ontario Society of Artists, Bob exhibit in many of the societies
annual juried exhibitions. He was an active member of the OSA
in the early 1980’s attaining the position of vice-president.
In 1997, after his watercolour paintings were juried he was
invited to join the Canadian Society on Painters in Water Colours.
One of the many exhibitions he participated in was the International
Watercolour Biennial, held in Mexico City in October 2000. One
of his paintings hangs with the societies Diploma Collection
in the Art Gallery of Peel, Ontario. He served on the executive
committee for a number of years.
In 2005, Bob joined with five well-known Canadian artists and
established Plein Air Canada, an organization promoting painting
out of doors…in the open air.
Bob was one of 25 artists, in 2006, who traveled to Canada’s
North West Passage to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its
Born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in 1938 Bob and his wife Mona
reside in Thornhill, Ontario.