|Born in Tucson Arizona the artist spent most of his boyhood in the southwestern states of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and in the high deserts of Mexico where he worked summers on the family cattle ranches. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters Degree from the University of Utah Graduate School of Art and Architecture.
Bob's painting career soared quickly winning him several awards over the years. His paintings quickly sold out on the first day in his very first gallery show and his work continues to be very popular and in much demand by galleries and by private commissions.
Also a licensed architect, the artist began to pursue his passion for painting fine art in 2000. He has developed his own unique painting style and is an excellent draftsman. His favorite medium is oil but he has been sketching with a pencil ever since he can remember. As one of Alaska's favorite, award-winning artists he is skilled in painting any subject but he admits his first love is landscape.
His philosophy in art is simple--to create paintings that please the eye and warm the heart. Accuracy in his drawings is important for a representational artist, but it also important that art be a thing of beauty and good design. He believes that a great painting is something that uplifts and of course captures the light. Light is everything.
He is an avid outdoors man and enjoys many interests including sailing his own 20 foot sailboat which he built. He and his college sweetheart, Diane, have been married for 44 wonderful years. After living in Eagle River Alaska for many years they now reside in their retirement home in Ninilchik, Alaska. They have seven children and 23 grandchildren and one more on the way, and love every day with each other and with their ever growing family.
Recent Awards and Exhibits include:
2019 Artist featured in Plein Air Magazine June 2019 Issue -- Highlighted Artwork "Cottonwoods"
2019 One Man Show Anchorage, Alaska Stephens. Gallery
2014 One Man Show Anchorage, Alaska 2 Friends Art Gallery
2014 Winner: Best of Show " Seldovia Summer" Art for Alaska Parks Competition
2014 Winner: Best Landscape "Reflections of Majesty" AAP Competition
2014 Winner: Peers Award " Spring Blooms" AAP Competition
2014 Five Paintings juried into the top 30 Art for Alaska Parks Competition
2014 One Man Show Palmer, Alaska The Gallery
2014 Winner: Publisher's Award for Excellence Western Art Collector Magazine "Memories" San Antonio Salon International
2014 Three Paintings juried into the San Antonio Salon International
2013 Several Paintings voted into the Favorite 15% National Bold Brush Competition
2013 One Man Show Palmer, Alaska The Gallery
2013 Five Paintings juried into the top 30 Art for Alaska Parks Competition
2012 "Bringing the Light" Juried into the LDS International Art Competition and on on display in the Church Museum for 1 year
2012 One Man Show Anchorage, Alaska Artique Fine Art Gallery
2012 Winner: Best Landscape "Early Morning in Wells Bay--Prince William Sound Art for Alaska Parks Competition
2011 Winner: Best of Show "Winter's Blanket" Art for Alaska Parks Competition
2011 Winner: Peoples Choice " Clamming At Ninilchik" AAP Competition
2011 Winner: Best People "Clamming At Ninilchik" AAP Competition
2010 One Man Show Anchorage, Alaska 2 Friends Art Gallery
2009 One Man Show Fairbanks, Alaska New Horizons Art Gallery