"Turtle-Esque" -A Series of Aquatic Expression
Fluid Acrylics and Beyond
The Back Story: what grew from a children's book illustration project to a series that has captivated Bob's passion for the past decade are his "Turtle-esque" works of art. Bob's work encompasses the widest variety of technique and texture - pushing the limits to find one totally submersed in his latest works. Bob's colleagues and collectors have been calling this body of work. "Brilliant! a catch worth pondering and gazing!:"
"Pod of Perch" - acrylics, 36 x 36, available
"Endless curiosity is what drives Bob's vision in this quest to capture the stillness above and the symphony below"
Fishing or canoeing Bob enjoys the opportunity to make micro obersavations below the water surface. There's a total aquatic underworld to discover and explore. "Turtle-Esque" begins with this premise, at first in a very non-descript way and then the magic begins. Bob starts to articulate shapes, color, form and various textures which morph into aquatic plants, turtles fish, and frogs.. By suggestions of loose brushstroke Bob strives to emulate the energetic waters and undercurrent - with rhythm and gestural movement.
Deep Blue - acrylic - 40 x40 available at Galerie du Soleil, Naples Florida
As an outdoor enthusiast you 'll find Bob freshwater fishing from Maine to the Florida Coast. From the infamous west branch of the Farmington River where you'll find trophy-sized trout in abundance, to salt water marshes to local ponds filled with turtles and frogs in their natural habitat. Bob's intimate knowledge of these subjects plays a significant role in heightening awareness of our natural surroundings. One maybe captured first by the vivid display of color but it's the subtle nuances of activity below that continuously searching for more.
Blue Ascension - acrylic - 48 x 60 sold
In Bob's words: "Blue Ascension" is a pinnacle piece in this series. Through a culmination of imagination and masterful techniques fostered over the past forty years Bob continues his artistic quest.
1: Yellow Snapper, acrylic 48 x 24 Sold at Galerie du Soleil
2: Red Wing ,acrylic, 16 x 20, • sold
3: Cat Tail, acrylic, 60 x 48, available at Galerie du Soleil
5. Autumn Ascension 30 x 22" acrylic available
Perch Overload, acrylic, 30 x 40" available
1 : Box Turtle, oil 16 x 20 available
2 : Green Ascension, acrylic 72 x 48 - at Galerie du Soleil
3 : Trout Pool, acrylic, 22 x 30 available at Galerie du Soleil
4: Sienna Ascension, acrylic 48 x 60 sold