Bob Brandt, who is President of the Institute of East Anglian Artists, has exhibited with the Royal Society of Marine Artists last year and has shown several times previously with both the RSMA and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.
An early interest in painting was encouraged by Bob’s parents and he took A level Art at Stockport Grammar School. Despite some early success, he never expected to be able to pursue art as an occupation and in fact read Law at Bristol University, where he met his wife, Helen.
His art became his profession in 1993 when he started holding one-man and shared exhibitions in the West of England. These were very successful but eventually Bob decided to leave the displaying and selling of his work to selected galleries. He has been teaching the craft of painting for more than twenty years.
Painting mainly in oils and in a representational style, Bob’s paintings are now in private collections in the United Kingdom, the United States, mainland Europe, India and Australia. His subjects vary widely but he always chooses to record moments of personal interest and enjoyment. His aim is to celebrate the times in which we live.