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Copyright © 2003-2018 by Bob Bickers.  All rights reserved.  Web design by Bob Bickers

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Conemaugh Bridge No. 4 on the West Penn Trail

18” x 36” (45.72cm x 91.44cm); oil on canvas

PRIVATE COLLECTION

 

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.

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My Father at Yosemite     

24” x 18” (61cm x 45.7cm);

oil on canvas

PRIVATE COLLECTION

 

My father fulfilling his dream of fishing in Yosemite National Park in California in 1972.

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Courthouse Wash          

24” x 36” (61cm x 91.4cm); oil on canvas    

 

Arches National Park, Utah.

 

This painting is part of a private collection that is presently for sale.  For more information, please see my art blog here.

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West Rim Trail        

18” x 24” (45.7cm x 61cm); oil on canvas  

 

Zion National Park, Utah.

 

This painting is part of a private collection that is presently for sale.  For more information, please see my art blog here.

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Fluid Sunrise         

12 x 16 (30.5cm x 40.6cm);

oil on canvas

 

Colorful sunrise along a North Carolina beach.

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Duff Park Sunset          

20” x 24” (50.8cm x 60.96cm); oil on canvas

 

This painting depicts a scene just a few miles from my home in the winter of 2010-2011. This is along the main trail that follows the creek in Duff Park, Murrysville, Pennsylvania.

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Westmoreland Harvest         

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.

InMurrysville Magazine Cover, Winter, 2007
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Desert Yucca          

22” x 28” (56cm x 71cm); oil on canvas

 

A scene from Big Bend National Park in Texas.

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Urban Jurassic          

18” x 24” (45.7cm x 61cm); oil on canvas      

PRIVATE COLLECTION

 

This is a view of downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at Seventh Street and Liberty Avenue. This painting was juried into the 10th ANNUAL REGIONAL JURIED ART EXHIBITION by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, Inc. at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley, PA, from November, 2005 to February, 2006. It was featured on the back cover of the show's program.

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Mesa Verde Ruins          

18” x 24” (45.7cm x 61cm); oil on canvas  

 

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado.

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Churchill Homestead

16” x 20” (40.64cm x 50.8cm);

oil on canvas

PRIVATE COLLECTION

 

This is the house where my wife lived most of her childhood in Churchill, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh.  A heavy snow one winter made it a compelling object to paint.

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Rock in Stream          

12 x 16 (30.5cm x 40.6cm); oil on canvas

PRIVATE COLLECTION

 

A stream in central Pennsylvania was the inspiration for this painting.

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August Afternoon          

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.

Dusk in the City --by Bob Bickers 20” x 24” (51cm  x 61cm) oil on canvas 1999
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Dusk in the City          

20” x 24” (50.8cm x 60.96cm); oil on canvas

 

This painting depicts a part of Pittsburgh at sunset from an office in the Grant Building.

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Near Moab          

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.

Near Moab --b yBob Bickers 15x30 oil 1996
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Big Bend Storm          

18” x 24” (45.7cm x 61cm); acrylic on canvas  

 

Big Bend National Park, Texas.

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Big Bend Storm --by Bob Bickers 18x24 acrylic 1990
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Deep Woods Respite          

18” x 24” (45.7cm x 61cm); oil on canvas

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Deep Woods Respite --by Bob Bickers oil on canvas 18 x 24 2011
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Westmoreland October          

18” x 24” (45.7cm x 61cm); oil on canvas

Westmoreland October --by Bob Bickers 18 x 24 (45.7cm x 61cm) oil on canvas 2002
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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.

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Dragonflys

28” x 22” ; oil on canvas

PRIVATE COLLECTION

 

Big Bend National Park, Texas. This won an HONORABLE MENTION - oil; Mid-South Fair, Memphis, TN; September, 1990.

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West Rim Trail

24” x 32”; gouache on board

PRIVATE COLLECTION

 

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.

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Autumn Fire

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.

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NEW HORIZONS

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 artist.

A portion from the sale of artwork benefits the volunteer group, Friends of the Monroeville Public Library.

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Wyoming Shadows - by Bob Bickers, 12 x 24, oil pon canvas
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Wyoming Shadows  

12” x 24” ; oil on canvas

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Around the Corner - by Bob Bickers, 12 x 16, oil on canvas
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Around the Corner  

12” x 16” ; oil on canvas