Bob was born in Kingston, Surrey, England and shared his childhood in both England and Victoria, Australia. He completed his formal education at Rutlish School in Surrey and went on to achieve a Diploma in General Art and design at Croydon College of Art in London and a Bachelors of Art Honours degree in Fine Art at Loughborough College of Art.
He has spent the last 22 years in Australia, employed mainly in the Graphic arts industry in Melbourne. Ten years ago he moved to South Gippsland, with his now late wife Alison, and began teaching adult education in painting and sculpture .
Bob works mainly in acrylic on canvas and paper.
His paintings hang in both private and public collections in Australia, Britain and France.
Paintings/ Prints currently available at Leongatha, Meeniyan Art galleries.
May 2012 Mirboo North Art Show. Wood engravings.
May 2012 Emotional Response. Sculpture exhibition.Archies on the Creek.
March-June 2012 rban Creatures. Melbourne. Invitational painting show sponsored by Toyota
March-April 2012 Sculpture Culture. Phillip Island Winery. Group show.
Dec-Jan 2012 Sculptures in the Vineyard. Lyrebird Hill Winery, Koonwarra.
Oct 2011 Prom Country Art show. Leongatha. Wood etchings.
May 2011 Mirboo North Art Show. Paintings
Jan 2011 Meeniyan Art Gallery. Solo Show. Paintings. 'Here, there and everywhere'.
Dec2010 Sculpturesin the Vineyard.
Lyre-Bird Hill Winery, Koonwarra. 19Sculptors exhibited.
2010 InverlochArt Gallery.
Paintingsexhibited in general exhibition space.
January-February2010Sculpturesin the Garden. Berrys Creek.
14Sculptors exhibiting at Angela Newberrys Studio.
JUNE2009 InnovatioGallery. Brunswick. Melbourne.
“BothSides Now”.Soloshow. Paintings
MARCH2009 Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize Finalist.
Judges;Ric Amor- Artist. Dianna Gold-Director 101 Gallery.David Hurlston-Curator of Australian Art.NGV.
JANUARY2009 CoalfieldsArt Gallery. Wonthaggi.
Life’sa beach’. Groupexhibition. Painting & sculpture.
Due to my late wifes ongoing battle with breast cancerno exhibitions took place during this period.
JUNE2007 45Downstairs Gallery. Melbourne NationalFinalist
Macarthur Cook Awards
MARCH2007 MushroomCrafts Gallery,Leongatha
“MadDog & Englishman”solo show
MAY2006 MirbooNorth Art Show
SEPTEMBER2005 CoalfieldsArt Gallery,Wonthaggi
GrandOpening – Group Show
JANUARY2005 Over2RicksGallery,Wonthaggi. Solo show.
“StillLife – Moving Pictures” soloshow
DECEMBER2003 PoetsCorner Gallery.Koonwarra
SEPTEMBER2003 Windowson Art,Leongatha
Painting– Group Show
MAY2003 MirbooNorth Art Show
Painting– Group Show
APRIL2003 CoalCreek Heritage Village,Korumburra
“Seachange” solo show painting
FEBRUARY2003 MeeniyanArt Gallery,Meeniyan
“Coast& Country”Solo show. Painting.
OCTOBER2002 Poet’sCorner Gallery,Koonwarra
APRIL2002 ArtistcareGallery,South Melbourne
“Doodles,Splats & Holiday Snaps”
Jointexhibition with Grant Young and Belinda Musco.
2000-2002 BrightonHorizon Art Gallery.
DECEMBER2000 QantasExecutive Lounge,TullamarineAirport
AUGUST2000 30thBrighton Art Exhibition.
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER2000 QantasExecutive Lounge,TullamarineAirport
“Heartof Australia” Exhibition. Painting
MARCH2000 KingstonArts Centre– Art Blitz 2000.
MARCH2000BrightonHorizon Art Gallery
DECEMBER1999- YeringStation Winery Gallery,YarraValley.
BeenThere Wish You Were Here” Groupexhibition.
OCTOBER1999 ArtistcareGallery,South Melbourne.
MAY1998 MalmsburyTwilight Festival
MARCH1996 NapierWaller Studio
Three man show with Adelmo Lucariniand Simon
Lloyd.Painting and sculpture.
JULY-SEPTEMBER1986 MidlandsArt Group Exhibition,artworks purchased bythe Leicester Royal Infirmary.
MAY1985 SHAPE– touring exhibition of print works, purchased andexhibited by Leicestershire Health Authority.