Richard Boyd Art Gallery

Bob Santandrea

Bob Santandrea ~ "Fall Pond" ~ Pastel on Paper 13" x 16"

Bob Santandrea ~ “Fall Pond” ~ Pastel on Paper 13″ x 16″

A retired patent attorney and research scientist, Bob’s paintings are a means of self expression, and for many years a welcome departure from his day job.

After moving to Corning, New York Bob became more interested in landscapes and re-discovered his love of pastels. Santandrea is drawn to the bright colors and spontaneity that the medium allows. Weather permitting he prefers to work “en plein air” to capture the natural colors and light of his surroundings.

Bob lays down an under painting in watercolor which adds a degree of luminosity to his work. The different effects provided by the softness and brilliance of pastel colors mixed with other media allow Shim to take a more impressionistic approach to his subject.

Recently moving to Santa Fe, New Mexico Bob continues to paint en plein air. Bob says, “My paintings are gestures in the sense that I am trying to capture the sense or mood (the light and colors, peace, silence, mystery) of a particular place.”

Bob had the opportunity to paint with Thomas S. Buechner for a few years while living in Corning, NY. He has also taken workshops with master pastel artists, such as Richard McKinley, Albert Handell, and Robert Carstein. Santandrea is an Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA), and a member of the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico and Pastel Artists of New Mexico.

 

 

Bob Santandrea ~ ‘Lone Pine’ ~ Pastel on Paper

Bob Santandrea ~ "Salt Marsh" ~ Pastel on Paper 15" x 18"

Bob Santandrea ~ “Salt Marsh” ~ Pastel on Paper 15″ x 18″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Winter Sunset" by Bob Santandrea

“Winter Sunset” by Bob Santandrea

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