Conemaugh Bridge No. 4 on the West Penn Trail
18” x 36” (45.72cm x 91.44cm); oil on canvas
A short distance east of Murrysville, Pennsylvania, where I live, is a section of
the West Penn Trail which crosses back and forth across the Conemaugh River along
a series of old stone railroad bridges built over a century ago. They are stained
yellow and red by the iron deposits washing out of the many flooded mines upstream.
Westmoreland and Indiana Counties, Pennsylvania.
This won Third Place for oil & acrylics at the 2011 MURRYSVILLE WOMEN’S CLUB ANNUAL
ART SHOW at the Murrysville (PA) Municipal Building October 8-9, 2011. Click on
the detail (inset) to enlarge.
This painting was for sale at the West Penn Trail Juried Art Show on June 2 - July
11, 2015 at the Latrobe Art Center, located at the corner of Main and Ligonier Street
in downtown Latrobe, Pennsylvania. More about the show can be found here. This painting
was donated to the Conemaugh Valley Conservancy and may still be available for sale
by that group.
12 x 16 (30.5cm x 40.6cm);
oil on canvas
Colorful sunrise along a North Carolina beach.
24” x 36” (61cm x 91.4cm); oil on canvas
This valley is in north central Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. This painting
won FIRST PLACE - [oils/acrylics] in August, 2006, at the 2006 Murrysville Community
Day Art Show sponsored by the Women’s Club of Murrysville (Pennsylvania). This painting
was also selected for the cover (and an article inside) of the 2007 Winter issue
of InMurrysville Community Magazine.
18” x 24” (45.7cm x 61cm); oil on canvas
This depicts a favorite barn in Murrysville, PA, not far from my house. This painting
won a JUDGES AWARD BLUE RIBBON in July, 2005, at the Penn Hills Arts and Crafts Festival
in Penn Hills (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania. This painting also won an HONORABLE MENTION
(oil) at the September, 2005 East Suburban Artists League’s Annual Members CCAC BOYCE
Art Show & Sale in Monroeville, Pennsylvania.
15” x 30”; oil on canvas
A scene in Arches National Park, Utah. This painting came in FIRST PLACE at the
EAST SUBURBAN ARTISTS LEAGUE’s OKTOBERFEST, Monroeville, PA, October, 1996.
Siberian Snow Geese
24” x 36”; oil/canvas
I was struck by the patterns on these geese and I imagined how those patterns might
help them in their native environment to confuse and escape from predators.
28” x 22” ; oil on canvas
Big Bend National Park, Texas. This won an HONORABLE MENTION - oil; Mid-South Fair,
Memphis, TN; September, 1990.
West Rim Trail
24” x 32”; gouache on board
View from the West Rim Trail in Zion National Park, Utah. This won FIRST PLACE -
watercolor; Mid-South Fair, Memphis, TN; September 1988 and PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
- Favorite Overall Artist - All Categories; Mid-South Fair, Memphis, TN; September,
1988. Click on the detail above to enlarge.
14” x 18”; oil on canvas
The inspiration for this painting came from a late afternoon autumn walk near Conemaugh
Dam, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. This painting also won a BLUE JUDGES’ AWARD (OILS)
at the September 2008 EAST SUBURBAN ARTIST LEAGUE'S ANNUAL MEMBERS CCAC BOYCE ART
SHOW & SALE in Monroeville, Pennsylvania.
This painting was for sale at the West Penn Trail Juried Art Show on June 2 - 12,
2015 at the Latrobe Art Center, located at the corner of Main and Ligonier Street
in downtown Latrobe, Pennsylvania. A reception was held there on June 12, 2015. More
about the show can be found here. The painting was donated to the Conemaugh Valley
Conservancy who still may be offering it for sale.
Landscapes in Oil by Bob Bickers
Elaine Biondi Gallery Space | Monroeville, Pennsylvania | December 2017
This exhibition of original oil paintings is open to the public throughout the month
of December, 2017 at the Monroeville Public Library.
The bulk of this show’s paintings are new landscapes and have never been on public
display before, hence the show’s title, “NEW HORIZONS”. Having recently retired
from the practice of law, the show also represents Bob’s new explorations as a full-time
A portion from the sale of artwork benefits the volunteer group, Friends of the Monroeville
12” x 24” ; oil on canvas
Around the Corner
12” x 16” ; oil on canvas