Robert is a graduate of Paier School of Art and has been a professional artist for thirty-five years. His passion for art is matched by a natural talent to paint a wide variety of subjects, highlighted by expressive coastal scenes, intimate woodland pictorials and seasonal treks through the countryside. He has been inspired by the many pleasurable memories of his boyhood; which was spent joyfully fishing, and catching turtles and frogs.
A prominent national award winning artist and illustrator, Robert’s paintings hang in both corporate and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. His painting Catfish and Turtles is in the permanent collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art. He is represented in numerous galleries and teaches and lectures throughout New England. He has illustrated magazine editorials and seven books. He is an Elected Member of the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, the Salmagundi Club, the Lyme Art Association, the Connecticut Watercolor Society, the Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts and he is a Signature Member of the New England Watercolor Society.
In 2012 Robert won two significant awards including the Robert Sanstrom Prize and GOLD MEDAL, at the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, and the Second Prize Award at the National Open Show of the New England Watercolor Society. Awards in 2011 include a first award in the New England Watercolor Society’s regional show at the Attleboro Museum, as well as, awards at the Salmagundi Show in NYC and from the New Haven Paint and Clay Club. In 2007 & 2013 he won the Stobart Award in the Annual International Marine Art Exhibition at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport.
Bob works in his studio in Avon, Ct and wherever the beauty of nature catches his eye. His paintings may be viewed at: Left Bank Gallery, Essex, CT; Arnould Gallery, Marblehead, MA; Art 3 Gallery, Manchester, NH; Images Art Gallery, Briarcliff Manor, NY; Elaine Beckwith gallery, Jamaica, VT, and The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT.