Piece description from the artist
This piece was inspired by the early morning light in the south west. The overlaying colors feel to me like the colorful bounty that the sunlight brings out in nature when you look for it. The colorful cactus is complimented by the south west inspired structure behind.
Bob studied art and design throughout his school and college years, and eventually chose graphic design as a career. Recently retired, Bob served as the head of "Mattel Toys':http://www.mattel.com/ package design groups for over thirty years. Now that he is retired, Bob is able to devote all his time to his lifelong passion, painting and graphic design.
Hawaii and the southwestern United States have always been inspirational for Bob because of the light and texture that can be found in these regions. Artists that have inspired him and influenced his work are "Monet":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monet, "Van Gogh":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Gogh, "Sargent":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Singer_Sargent and "Wayne Thiebaud":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Thiebaud.
Recently Bob has been refocusing on graphic design. His 'graphic' pieces reflect his facination with shape, color and space. Early in his college career he studied architecture which pops up in his designs from time to time. Bob sees his divergent styles to be complimentary to each other and gives him a chance to play in several artistic arenas.
He and his wife, Catherine live in Manhattan Beach, a tiny beachside suburb of Los Angeles.