Robert is a resident at Regis Sandgate aged care facility in Brisbane. After retiring some 23 years ago ‘Bob’ started painting as a way to express himself creatively.

No stranger to the arts, Bob owned a letterpress business most of his life and was the first to publish a newspaper on Bribie Island in Queensland. In his retirement, Robert’s dabbled with pottery, lino and woodcut printing and continues to explore various creative methods always eager to find new techniques and artistic mediums.

Robert says that painting is calming and takes his mind off all concerns or problems he may have, it activates the memory and his thoughts can be transposed into paintings.

Eighteen months ago, Bob’s children gave him a set of watercolours opening a new avenue for colour exploration he’s enjoyed using watercolour finding that the colours blend easily.

Robert Art Therapy Painting

An advocate for the creative arts, Bob suggests painting be taken up by those with time to spare and wants to encourage others to give painting or colouring, a go.

With the support of Liz (his wife) and his children, Bob’s content to keep creating and growing his art repertoire as well as occasionally share some of his favourite artworks on Facebook having recently been delighted by the positive comments he’s received from some of the social networks art lovers.