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Bob Heatly

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Pattern_on_the_wall_print_624
Mass/Space + Time, Townscape Series, 2009 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 40cm © 2009
Beach_blues_
Beach Blues, Townscape Series, 2008 Acrylic on Wood 90cm X 56cm © 2008
Celebration_
Celebration, Hard Edge Abstract Series, 2008 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2008
Blade_runner_
Blade Runner, Hard Edge Abstract Series, 2008 Acrylic on Wood 30cm X 40cm © 2008
Refraction_
Refraction, Townscape Series, 2008 Acrylic on Wood 42cm X 42cm © 2008
Wired_color_
Wired Color, Townscape Series, 2009 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2009
On_a_distant_plain
On a Distant Plain, Hard Edge Abstract Series, 2008 Acrylic on Wood 30cm X 40cm © 2008
Garden_of_light
Garden of Light, Notan Series, 2008 Acrylic on Wood 80cm X 80cm © 2008
Thunder_storm_
Thunder Storm, Hard Edge Abstract Series, 2008 Acrylic on Wood 30cm X 30cm © 2008
Spirit_shadows
Spirit Shadows, Notan Series, 2008 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 42cm © 2008
Urban_jazz_
Street Jazz, Townscape Series, 2006 Acrylic on Wood 70cm X 70cm © 2006
Patterns_of_light_
Patterns of Light, Townscape Series, 2009 Acrylic on Wood 65cm X 50cm © 2009
Lost_in_the_haze
Lost in the Haze, Townscape Series, 2005 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2005
Visible_light_
Visible Light, Notan Series, 2007 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2007
Almost_three_
Almost Three, Townscape Series, 2006 Acrylic on Canvas 80cm X60cm © 2006
Maison_vaison
Maison Vaison, Townscape Series, 2004 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2008
Matador
Matador, Townscape Series, 2005 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2005
Painted_ladies
Painted Ladies, Townscape Series, 2005 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2005
Ascension_
Ascension, Townscape Series, 2006 Acrylic on Wood 70cm X 70cm © 2006
Butterfly
Butterfly, Townscape Series, 2005 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cn © 2005
Control_of_chaos_2007_
Control of Chaos, 2007 Digital Print 30cm X 30cm © 2007
Lovers_quarrel_with_the_world
Lover's Quarrel with World, Townscape Series, 2006 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2006
First_light_venice
First Light in Venice, Townscape Series, 2004 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2004
Butterfly_lady
Butterfly Lady, Townscape Series, 2004 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2004
Dive_
Dive, Five Series, 2005 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2005
Purple_haze
Purple Haze, Townscape Series, 2007 Acrylic on Wood 80cm X 50cm © 2007
First_view
First View, Townscape Series, 2003 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2003
From_dark_to_light_
From Dark to Light, Townscape Series, 2004 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2004
Framing_the_flowers
Framing the Flowers, 2005 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2005
Corbu_two_624
Corbu Two, 2009 Acrylic on Wood 40cm X 30cm © 2009
Juggle_
Juggle, Five Series, 2005 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2005
Living_on_the_edge
Living on the Edge, Townscape Series, 2003 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2003
Max_05
Max, Townscape Series, 2005 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2005
On_a_mission
On a Mission, Townscape Series, 2004 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2005
One_red_awning
One Red Awning, Townscape Series, 2002 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2002
One_step_away
One Step Away, Townscape Series, 2003 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2003
Passage_of_light_
Passage of Light, Notan Series, 2007 Acrylic on Wood 40cm X 30cm © 2007
Place_to_dream
Place to Dream, Townscape Series, 2004 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2004
Public_parking
Public Parking, Townscape Series, 2003 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2003
Punch_
Punch, Five Series, 2005 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2005
Reclining_on_the_beach_07d
Reclining on the Beach, 2007 Digital Print 30cm X 30cm © 2007
Rose_locked_in_a_grid_06d
Rose Locked in a Grid, Gridlock Series, 2006 Digital Print 30cm X 30cm © 2006
Rue_de_la_frater
Rue de la Frater, Townscape Series, 2003 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2003
Shutters_and_laundry
Shutters and Laundry, Townscape Series, 2004 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2004
Sky_shutter
Sky Shutter, Townscape Series, 2004 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2004
Stair
Stair in Assisi, Notan Series, 2007 Acrylic on Wood 52cm X 42cm © 2007
Stairway_to_heaven
Stairway to Heaven, Townscape Series, 2003 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2003
Tunnel_vision
Tunnel Vision, Townscape Series, 2003 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2003
Water_at_work
Water at Work, Townscape Series, 2003 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2003
Rituals_of_easter_island_violes_11_2000
Rituals of Easter Island, Violes Series, 2000 Acrylic on Cardboard 23cm X 31cm © 2000
Window_on_the_night_
Window on the Night, Notan Series, 2007 Acrylic on Wood 52cm X 42cm © 2007
Sunny_side
Sunny Side, Townscape Series, 2004 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2004
Bikini_in_the_garden
Bikini in the Garden, Pool Side Series, 2001 Ink and Pencil on Paper 26cm X 30cm © 2001
Attraction_2001
Attraction, 2001 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 40cm © 2001
Provence_3
Wheel of Time, Fall in Provence Series, 2002 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2002
Provence_6
Preparing the Land, Fall in Provence Series, 2002 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2002
Provence_5
Blue Shutters, Fall in Provence Series, 2002 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2002
Sing_
Sing, Five Series, 2005 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2005
Thinking_man
Thinking Man, Twilight Series, 2002 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2002
Twilight_3
Flight School Above, Twilight Series, 2002 Acrylic on Wood 40cm X 40cm © 2002
Twilight_7
Whales at Play, Twilight Series, 2002 Acrylic on Wood 50cm X 50cm © 2002
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Oklahoma, USA
Birth year
1943
Lives in
Condorcet France
Works in
Condorcet France
Representing galleries
l'art au zenith, Nyons, france
Tags
arts-education, digital, abstract, figurative
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.