"i have lived most of my life in the ne of scotland, attending school there and grays
school of art in aberdeen. i specialised in graphics and printmaking, but have always
enjoyed painting. after a career in education, teaching art to all levels from primary
to tertiary, i began painting full time when i took early retirement in 2000.
the subject matter i paint reflects my love of rock music, an endless interest in faces,
contemporary lyrics and hand writing. another fascinating aspect of portraiture i try
to exploit is just how little of a face we need to recognise a subject. clearly, the more
iconic the subject, the less information is required. i have developed all of these
themes in my rock portraits, which are worked in watercolours, acrylics, coloured
pencils and chalks. lately i have discovered hard wearing papers which can be
sandpapered and generally roughed up."
an iconic collection of music legend portraits
who could fail to recognise these faces, some of the most outstanding recording artists of our lifetime!
bob harper's fascination with rock 'n' roll legends over the years has been the source of inspiration and
reason for this amazing collection of portraits. to the casual admirer these images are spell-binding in themselves -
look a little closer and you will see the inner secrets of the artist's work...
bob harper's face the music collection combines artistic genius with lyrics that will move every music enthusiast.
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