Born in England, Bob trained as an art teacher and later as a priest before moving to Australia in 1989. He developed a love of nature and landscape while in England which was further developed while working as a parish priest in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Many of Bob’s landscape paintings have been inspired by the Pilbara, Murchison and the South West of Western Australia. He now lives in Toodyay, Western Australia, where he works in his studio. Recently Bob has turned his attention to religious artworks where he continues to explore this new creative process.
‘ My first brush-strokes are usually made when I have only a very tentative, vague idea about the form a painting might take. Even then, initial ideas are normally overwhelmed early-on by the unforeseeable developments of the creative process. It is a process full of open-ended narratives, images and ideas that sow seeds, spark fires, and start relationships.’