ABOUT

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I live in Toronto with my wife and two sons. When I am not fulfilling Executive Director duties for two related charitable organizations: the Fort York Foundation and The Friends of Fort York and Garrison Common, I am painting!

I began painting in watercolour, as a hobby, in April, 2017. I have taken courses, and continue to do so, with professional painter and printmaker, Brian Hoxha through the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto School of Art and the Toronto School Board.

 

My art focuses primarily on landscape and domestic scenes (our two family cats figure prominently!). I strive for realism that takes full advantage of the unique qualities and unanticipated surprises of the watercolour medium. For everyone entranced by watercolour - it’s all about the luminous light!

I typically work from my own reference photos taken around the city and beyond (e.g. the Beaches, Don Valley Brick Works, Lake Simcoe, Bruce Peninsula, Cape Cod, the Hamptons). Scenes from these locations were well represented in my first public showing September 6, 7 and 8, 2019 at the Cabbagetown Art & Crafts exhibition.

©2019 Robert W. Bell