A self directed 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 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.
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 also one of 25 artists, in 2006, who traveled to Canada’s North West Passage to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its discovery.
Born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in 1938 Bob and his wife Mona recently moved and now reside in the Niagara Region of Ontario.