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I was born and raised in Calistoga, leaving to attend San Jose State University where I received a degree in Industrial Design. I spent the next 12 years working for Safeway Stores Retail Engineering Division as a fixture designer. From there I moved into the Store Panning field for 19 years with Fleming Foods Inc. I then partnered with two other designers to create our own company called Retail Development Services Inc. The final 5 years of my career were spent with Sutti Associates, a design built architectural firm that specializes in grocery store design and construction.
The pursuit of artistic growth has always been a life long endeavor but the reality of holding a full time job has made it difficult. Much of my vacation time was consumed by watercolor workshops from a variety of professional artists. Now retired I have the time and pleasure of painting everyday.
Although I have painted with oil and acrylics, and sketched with pastels and ink, I prefer the challenges of working with watercolor. I prefer painting landscapes, with Calistoga and Yosemite being my favorite locations.
East Bay Plein Air Painters
California Watercolor Association
Calistoga Art Center
Honorable Mention: 2012 John Muir Medical Center Show (California Watercolor Association)
First Place: 2012 The Gallery at 48 Natoma, Folsom, CA Show (California Watercolor Association)
Third Place (watercolor) : 2013 Mendocino Open Paint Out, Mendocino, CA
Bob Shaw Fine Art