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Bob Heatly

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Bob_heatly_photo

Birthplace
Oklahoma, USA

Birth year
1943

Lives in
Condorcet France

Works in
Condorcet France

Website

Representing galleries
l'art au zenith, Nyons, france

Tags
figurative, abstract, digital, arts-education

Statement

 

It has been 9 years since I left teaching design in the United States to become a full time painter in France. Each of those years just seems to get better and better. I think that I have done a lot of good work. My life with a "muse" gets better by the minute. I live in France, don't speak the language and still spend each day to its fullest. 

Artists have throughout history reflected the times they live in filtered through their own experience. I am doing the same.  I am trying to do paintings that become the focal point of their environment and change with distance and lighting to constantly intrigue and interest the viewer. 

Hard edged colored shapes have become my primary vocabulary to control all aspects of the painting.  As a result, my paintings change as you change your viewing distance.  Sometimes they are almost realistic from a distance. As you get closer, they evolve into minute abstractions of reality that compose almost fractal geometrical shapes to enhance the total painting. 

Each painting is a record of my journey through life and time as I work to refine my personal voice.

Since I have not exhibited my work much since moving to France, the slide show gives you a taste of the journey. I hope it makes you smile.

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