Yorkshire born and bred, during his youth Bob spent a little while in Cornwall where he met two prominent artists (Keith English & Tom Gower) and spent hours watching them paint. Conversations with them made him believe he could be a professional artist but it wasn’t until 2000 when he handed over the running of his video and media business to a family member that he began to concentrate on his dream of being a professional artist.
Bob believes that inspiration comes from within and he sees ideas for paintings almost everywhere he looks - from the sky to buildings, at dawn or at sunset, even at night under a bright moon. Add to these the weather and the pictorial list becomes endless.
“Where I live it is impossible to walk a dozen yards from home without seeing old weavers' cottages, cotton and woollen mills, Yorkshire stone flags or cobbled streets that have been there for decades settling in and maturing, watching the landscape change around them. Every day I get to see and paint this history and people get to share it with me through my paintings. How wonderful is that!”