Portrait courtesy Zeny Nielsen, Art Focus Artists' Association
Robert (Bob) was born & raised in North Burnaby, British Columbia. He moved to Port Coquitlam in 2007.
From an early age, Robert was always drawing, sketching and involved in other artistic pursuits. He created puppets, masks, costumes and models. In 1966 he attended art classes and completed his first oil paintings. A few years later he switched to guitar lessons, putting away the brushes until the 1970s. In high school he returned to art, creating stage sets and designing posters for school dances. He has always sketched, drawn caricatures and dabbled in oil painting. Over the years, most of his paintings were gifted to family and friends.
Robert usually paints with heavy acrylics on stretched canvas. He enjoys the bright, bold colours and the quick drying time of this medium. He continues to paint with water mixable oils for portraits and other applications. He recently switched to the slower drying Open acrylics when painting outdoors and doing Demos.
For 37 years Robert worked as a carpenter on the Canadian Pacific Railway at the Port Coquitlam rail yard. After retiring he worked part-time at Home Depot, Coquitlam for 5 years. He is now fully retired and has directed his full attention to art.
Other interests include travel, curling, reading, football(soccer), the great outdoors, and an occasional game of golf.
Robert resides with his wife Lexie in the Freemont area of Port Coquitlam.
Upcoming: Art Focus Artists' Association Spring Show, May 3, 4, & 5 2019
- Member of Parliament Constituency Office, February & March 2019
- Salmon Festival at Hyde Creek, November 18, 2018
- Port Coquitlam City Hall, November & December 2018
- Art Focus Artists' Association Fall Show, October 26, 27, & 28, 2018
- Tri-Cities Community Dialysis Clinic, September and October 2018
- Art Focus Artists' Association Tent, Port Coquitlam Farmers' Market, August 2, 16, 23, & September 6, 13, 20, & 27 2018
- Art Focus Artists' Association Spring Show, May 4, 5, & 6, 2018
- Friends of Leigh Square Celebration, April 6, 2018
- Member of Parliament Constituency Office, April and May 2018
- Salmon Festival at Hyde Creek, November 19, 2017