CREDENTIALS: Bob received a fine Arts Degree from Herkimer County Community College, Herkimer, NY, and Munson Williams Procter Institute School of Art, Utica, NY. He opened his first gallery in Little Falls, NY in 1989 and offers further information on his website: bobwillman.com
SPECIALTY: Bob’s works focus on capturing the way the seasons change in and around the Mohawk Valley in Central New York as well as in the surrounding Adirondack Mountains. He also enjoys painting scenes from the Maine Coast.
CLASS(ES) OFFERED AT THE MVCA: Watercolor Landscapes. Bob’s instruction focuses on the landscape as a painter. Subjects covered will be materials used in watercolor painting, angles and consequent values of the landscape, aerial and linear perspective for the artist, design, and color, using your sketches and photos to create a painting, and how to use your sketchbook to record information on location.
AWARDS: A native of Little Falls, Bob has received numerous awards in juried exhibitions and has many pieces included in the permanent collections of museums, corporations, universities, and as well as in the private collections of individuals throughout the United States, England, and Canada. His works have been exhibited in the National Exhibition of American Watercolors, Old Forge NY; The Fall National, Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT; The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society International Exhibition, Erie, PA; The Northeast Watercolor Society National Exhibition of American Watercolors, Goshen, NY; Impressions of New England Exhibition, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT, and numerous other juried exhibitions.
QUOTE: “My aim in painting is to convey my feelings toward my subject as I see it on a particular day. I’m always fascinated with light and atmosphere, and how they can transform an ordinary subject into an extraordinary one. I’m always striving to capture feeling and mood in my work. I hope that others enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it.” (Robert Willman)