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; 1990
Big Bend National Park, Texas. This won an HONORABLE MENTION - oil; Mid-South Fair,
Memphis, TN; September, 1990.
14” x 18”; oil on canvas; 2008
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 theWest Penn Trail Juried Art Showon 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 foundhere. The painting wasdonated to the Conemaugh Valley
Conservancy who still may be offering it for sale.
Eagle’s Nestby Bob Bickers
22” x 28” (55.8cm x 71cm); oil/canvas; 1991
ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING IN PRIVATE COLLECTION
Nationwide Insurance's logo was an eagle when I was approached by the President of
Nationwide and commissioned to produce this painting. A limited series of prints
were produced and issued as prizes to their top employees that year. Prints of this
image are still available for sale by the artist.
● An offset print of this painting numbered and signed by the artist:
Image is 10” x 12½” with white 2” border........$50 + $15 Shipping & Handling
● Limited series of Artist’s Proofs with hand-painted
eagle feather centered and below the image......$60 + $15 Shipping & Handling
West Rim Trail by Bob Bickers
24” x 32”; gouache on board; 1987
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 at right to enlarge.
Great American Pyramid
15 x 15”; pen & ink on board; 1990
This was one of my designs for a logo for the Great American Pyramid shortly after
it was built in Memphis, Tennessee. This design was one of the top 50 finalists.
16 x 20”; pen & ink / board; 1984
Dredging operations on the Mississippi River at Memphis. This won FIRST PLACE - Pen
& Ink; Mid-South Fair, Memphis, TN; September 1984.
Book Covers by Bob Bickers
These are a few proposed book cover illustrations I prepared for a local author,
but were never used. Click on each illustration to enlarge the front and back covers.
(1)The Outer Limits of the Imagination Postcard; 2001 My postcard announcing my
first one-man show at the Gallery Space at the Monroeville, PA public library in
(2)Earth and Sky Postcard; 2007 The card for another show I had at The Gallery
Space in 2007.
(3)East Suburban Artists League Postcard; 2003 I designed the card for ESAL's
exhibition at the Gallery Space that year. I have continued to design their postcard
for the Gallery Space exhibition several times since then.
(4)East Suburban Artists League Postcard; 2012 I painted this scene and used it
for the ESAL exhibition at the Gallery Space in 2012.
(5)East Suburban Artists League Postcard; 2016 I designed the card for ESAL's
exhibition at the Gallery Space. This is based on a photograph I took of an artist
in a park in Boston.
(6)East Suburban Artists League Postcard; 2010 Another ESAL exhibition at the
Elaine Biondi Gallery Space (Monroeville, PA public library) in 2010. The background
for this card was my digital image of cow tracks in deep snow in Export, Pennsylvania.
(7) One Thousand Years of Silence Postcard; 2004 This advertised my show at the
Undercroft Gallery in which I exhibited various paintings of Mississippian and Hopewell
American Indian artifacts.
(8) Close to Home Postcard/Poster; 2016 This advertised my show of local photographs
at the Elaine Biondi Gallery Space in Monroeville, PA.
Chuck Percherke / Fine Art - Just Do It
by Bob Bickers
Chuck Percherke came and gave an art demonstration at the ESAL meeting in April,
2007. I was impressed enough to prepare this poster in honor of his visit - spilled
paint and all! Click on image for a full-size version of this poster.