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Bob Govett

Bob GovettARTIST STATEMENT

I primarily paint seascapes and landscapes. My compositions also frequently include barns, covered bridges, light houses and boats. I enjoy this combination of subjects because of the juxtaposition of man made structures with natural beauty. I use watercolor for these scenes because of the transparency of the medium and its ability to show subtle changes of light. I enjoy sharing my vision of beauty with other people.

 
 
 
 
 

BIO

  • Lived my whole life in small southern New Jersey town
  • Have been making art since 7 or 8 years old
  • As a child attended art classes with artist Josephine Reiniger
  • Attended Philadelphia Museum School of Art majoring in Industrial Design
  • Tried stained glass construction & photography but returned to painting in transparent watercolor
  • Studied with Ronn Akins, James Toogood, Alex Alampi, Marie Natale& Yvonne Mucci
  • Exhibited in numerous local shows, juried shows & private collections
  • Member of Gloucester County Art League, Pitman Gallery and Art Center & Garden State Watercolor Society
  • Been a volunteer fireman for 60 years
  • Has a garden railroad as hobby