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Bob Canning

Bob was born in a small town in Ontario, Canada. He grew up around honest and honorable men and women, where farming, milking cattle and raising horses were and still are a family tradition since 1896.

After high school he received a scholarship to Art College in Toronto, where he studied drawing with renowned Canadian artist, Dr. Robert Ross. After two successful one-man shows in the early 60’s, Bob’s career took off when he jumped into the advertising business as a film director, winning awards from Hollywood to Cannes.

Bob started painting again in 1995, using his much acclaimed film eye and story-telling ability to enhance his images. His bold and colorful acrylics portray the cowboy in his single-mindedness, strong, dutiful and loyal. Bob is now a storyteller with a brush! He uses color, composition and pose as building blocks to capture the simplicity of the present, yet at the same time giving you enough history of the subject for you to continue the story and fill in the blanks. Bob’s work has been featured in Southwest Art magazine and has caught the eye of many western art collectors. His paintings hang in fine homes and corporate offices in both the U.S. and Canada.