Bob Hill always had an interest in drawing and painting from his early school days, and recalls being presented with prizes for art at his annual school speech days, but he was then persuaded to “drop” art as a subject for study, and to concentrate instead on subjects that allowed him to earn his living as a chartered engineer.
However, over the years Bob says that he remained a compulsive doodler and sketcher, and that these drawing activities over three and a half decades proved invaluable when he eventually decided to develop his painting skills on a broader front using various mediums, under the tutorship of a few well known and respected art teachers.
His principal subjects are landscapes, city scapes. docks and similar water scenes, where he is particularly inspired by the challenges posed from the combinations of reflections, shadows and refracted submerged images that appear and disappear when water is disturbed.
Bob has had his work exhibited at The Mall Galleries. London, The Williamson Gallery, Birkenhead. Theatre Clwyd, Mold. The Chester Grosvenor Museum, The RCA Open Exhibition, Conwy, and a 3 consecutive year prize winner at the Patchings National Arts Festival, Notts. He has also exhibited regularly at several different Art Society’s own annual Exhibitions on Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales, including the annual FVACN exhibitions at various locations around Flintshire. He has also won several prestigious Art Awards along the way included a painting entitled “Three Yellow Buses, Dublin” at The Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead. This painting is now owned by the British public and listed with a displayed image in the BBC records of publicly owned artworks.
Bob is willing to undertake comissions in Pastels, Oils, Acrylics & Watercolours.
Phone: 01244 543079
27 Tram Road