Sat, June 21st, 11:00am until 1:00pm
Watch while Bob Martin creates a painting from start to finish with the palette knife. This relaxed session includes an informal lecture by Bob while he works, and active discussion and question and answer during the demo with participants.
Born on Long Island, NY in 1932, Bob began painting at an early age. His many professional credits include working as an illustrator for the 6th Army training aides at Fort Ord, California and at the Army Language School in Monterey, California beginning in 1952. In 1954, after apprenticing for an architectural illustration firm in Los Angeles, he left to freelance in architectural rendering, a skill he continues to practice. He worked as an illustrator for Bob Jones University for 10 years (1974-1984), continuing in the architectural work as well.
His public work, still extant, includes a fresco secco mural for the Church of Religious Science, Las Vegas. He illustrated the book “The Voice Celestial” by Dr. Ernest Holmes, Dodd-Mead, publisher, in 1960.
Bob has five children, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and now lives in Candler, NC with his wife, Betty Carlson. He continues his painting in palette knife oils, sumi-e and sumi-e with watercolor.