Bob Bickers (Robert V. Bickers, Jr.) has been creating art professionally for over 40 years. With a background in photography and working in acrylics and oils, most of Bob’s work is a balance between realism and expressionism that can resonate with almost any viewer. Preferring oil or alkyd on canvas, and sometimes digital photography, Bob’s art includes rural and urban scenes of Western Pennsylvania as well as images from his varied travels across other regions of America. Besides landscapes and portraits, his other paintings are as varied as his many interests, including ancient American Indian artifacts and pottery as still lifes, aircraft, astronomy and paintings of manned and unmanned spacecraft.
In the 1980’s Bob started to exhibit his works at local galleries in Memphis, and won numerous awards for his artwork at local and regional art contests, including the Coalition for Visual Arts and for many years at the Memphis and Shelby County Mid-South Fair.
Relocating from Tennessee to Murrysville, Pennsylvania, Bob began competing and winning recognition in local art shows. His work has been seen at many public forums including the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley,the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, The Elaine Biondi Gallery Space at the Monroeville Public Library, Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville, the Undercroft Gallery in Shadyside, the Redstone Highlands Retirement Community, the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center, the Donohoe Center in Greensburg and the Murrysville Municipal Building. He has been the subject of many articles in local newspapers and magazines including the Tribune Review, The Valley News Dispatch, the Westmoreland County Bar Association’s Sidebar Magazine, In Murrysville and In Monroeville Magazines and his artwork has appeared on the cover of In Murrysville Magazine. He has been active teaching art and is often asked to judge local art competitions. Bob is an active member of the East Suburban Artists League (ESAL) (currently an Exhibition Chair and the group’s former website administrator at ESALart.org) and often exhibits his paintings and photographs in their shows. Bob is also a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists (PSA).
Assisted by his wife, Diane, Bob works and paints from his home studio in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, exhibiting in local and regional art shows. He is also available for commissions.
For more information, see bobbickers.art