Bob was born in 1936. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy aged 17 and became a member of the New English Art Club in 1963. Since then he had shown with the Royal Portrait Society and in many other galleries in England and France. He attended Croydon College of Art and was taught by Fred Dubery and Lionel Bulmer he is an Honorary Life Member of the NEAC.
He has travelled widely and painted in many parts of the world, not only in Europe, but also in Russia, China and Australia, and more recently in Syria, Iran and Turkey.
Bob was an enthusiastic painter, who always worked on site, producing oil sketches, which he may develop or enlarge later in his studio. This can be chilly work in the French Alps, or meltingly hot in Middle Eastern deserts, but its how he liked to work.
He enjoyed talking to everyone he met, who wanted to discuss painting, in whichever country he happened to be. He was drawn to architectural subjects, man made and natural structures, people, still life and interiors, which are illuminated or caressed by light. His paintings can be found in many private collections.
An almost lyrical use of colour pervades his work, which is full of verve and energy that the viewer finds both compelling and ultimately optimistic.