Bob lives in Nashville, TN, on a bluff overlooking the Cumberland River, just a few miles east of the downtown area. His paintings are created using a common safety razor which have been broken into different lengths to allow more flexibility while painting. Bob uses recycled materials where possible. Most of his pieces are painted on used or damaged cabinet doors. The pieces that are not on reused cabinet doors are displayed in frames that are usually made from recycled wood taken from home remodeling projects. The imperfections in the used material sometimes shows through the painting, adding character to the piece.
The reason Bob paints is quite simple. “When I wake up, I like to see things that make me smile. Today’s world is too full of stress. People rush around, never pausing and really looking at things. They seem to be so busy that they don't enjoy life. I paint with bright, bold, happy colors to make people take notice. I also try to paint happy images, and give them titles to match the mood of the piece. There is nothing more satisfying then having someone look at one of my paintings and break into a big smile. That is what life is about...being happy.””
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