Artist Bob Upton

An example of fine art by Bob Upton

Photo of Bob Upton








Cascade Falls, Osceola, Wisconsin  11 x 14, 2014

Bob Upton is a plein air painter, which means he brings his easel outside and paints on location from life. The painting is usually completed in one session, typically spending 3-4 hours at a location. Bob travels all over the country to paint a wide variety of locations and weather conditions.Bob has been an award winning graphic designer for 30 years.  Along with his education in design, he studied drawing and painting in the academic style of Classical Realism. His training was on the figure, portraiture and still life.  He has also studied landscape outdoors.He has a love of realism, rooted in traditional oil painting. Formal academic training in drawing and painting, combined with the outdoor palette of the French Impressionists has been the foundation of his education.Recently the love of outdoor landscape has consumed his painting. Painting directly from nature is what inspires his artwork. To “catch the day” in paint has been a goal.Education:College of Visual Arts – BFA, St. Paul, MinnesotaAtelier Lack, Minneapolis, MinnesotaThe Atelier, Minneapolis, MinnesotaJoseph Paquet Studio, St. Paul, Minnesota
Art Academy, St. Paul, Minnesota
Outdoor Painters of Minnesota
LPAPA - Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
Juried Events:
LPAPA, Best of Plein Air 2020, 2 finalists
 Plein Air Salon Competition - October November 2019 - Best Landscape
 Plein Air Salon Competition - August September 2019 - Best Water
Plein Air Grand Marais 2019 - First place, People's choice
Plein Air Hudson 2019 -  Best in Show, People's choice, Purchase award
14th International ARC salon , Art Renewal Center - Plein Air, Honorable mention, 2 additional finalists awards
LPAPA, Best of Plein Air 2019, Honorable Mention
Plein Air Grand Marais 2018 - 2nd Place
Plein Air Hudson 2018 -  2nd Place
LPAPA, Best of Plein Air 2018, 3rd Place
Plein Air Salon Competition - December / January 2018 -  Best Nocturne
Plein Air [...]

Read the rest of this bio on the artist's website >>

Content Copyright - Bob Upton Fine Art