Bobby Goldsmith is a resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast were he instantly fell in love with itssceniclandscapes and wildlife.Which was a stark contrast to the prairies of Oklahoma where he was born and raised.He loves to go out with his camera and search of inspiration.Using his kayak and sometimes on foot to get to places not seen by most people, so that he can bring that experience home to the viewer. Bob is completely self taught artisttraveling all over the U.S. to art shows . Perkinston MS is where he currently resides with his wife and 2 boys.He is surrounded by nature and looks forward to many years of drawing. My style of art is realism to say the least.I find great joy in all the little details and love to wow the viewer.Next to my love for realism is my passion for black and white.I am blown away by how you can create an image just by changing values.To me black and white is calming and in this in your face world I think we all appreciate a little calmness. The third element of my style is nature of course.My hope is that the time is spend exploring the great outdoors and composing the images will be felt by the viewer.To know that my work touches them the way it touched me is I think the greatest achievement. My methods for producing such realistic pieces are a bit unconventional.I start by drawing on prepared board instead of paper.A combination of graphite powder and pencils along with a long list of tools, including assorted erasers, bushes,sandpaper, and even razor blades are used to add, move and remove the medium until the piece is complete.An archival finish is then applied to protect the drawing.This eliminates the need for glass and allows the warmth of the pieces to be seen.
2013 Excellence in Drawing Ocean Springs Fall Show 2014 Excellence in Drawing Singing River Spring Show 2014 Best of Show Orange Beach Ala. Festival Of Arts 2014 Best Of Show Fair Hope Fall Festival Of Arts 2015 2nd place art in The Pass Spring Show 2016 Best of Show Orange Beach Ala. Festival of Arts 2016 Award of Distinction Gulfshores Ala. Shrimp Festival 2016 Award of Distinction Anna Maria Island ,Winterfest 2017 Award of Distinction Fairhope, Ala. Art Festival 2017 Best Of Show Art in The Pass , Pass Christian, ms 2017 Award of Merit , Greater Gulf Coast Arts Festival 2017 Honorable Mention , Deland Fall Festival of Arts 2017 Best Of Show Chastain Park , Atlanta Ga 2018 Second Place drawing Beaux arts Festival , Miami 2018 Judges Choice Tallahassee ,Fl 2018 Best Of Show Drawing Category Uptown Minneapolis ,Mn
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