Many years ago, Bob began painting acrylic abstracts, utilizing his very own style and exploring many ideas for new techniques and implements on various substrates. Bob is a firm believer that his paintings actually expand one's own perception and vision.
Method to the Ambiguity
Over time and with lengthy experimentation, Bob has mastered the techniques that make up his art style. He’s sculpted various designs utilizing antique items, such as skeleton keys and watch faces, to shape a heart and words. These have taken on a spiritual message, as well. Bob has latched onto the concept that people always perceive things differently. Many people have taken notice as his designs and paintings have suggested many things to many people, each coming from their own perspective. He purposely tries not to title his works at times, preferring the viewer to tell him what they see. He is constantly amazed by the variety of their descriptions. He utilizes their minds to make sense of things they cannot define. Their mind fills in the details to create images they can understand. The other interesting aspect for Bob is when his audience looks at the artwork the next day or so, and images that weren’t present before appear before their eyes. First, in the paintings, the colors grab your attention; then, the longer you look at them, the more hidden elements become visible: faces, shapes, and animals.
Bob Stonehill participated in Franklin Tennessee's monthly art event, Art Crawl, where guests travel to participating locations to admire various types of artworks.
In a Pennsylvania juried art show, Stonehill was awarded an Honorable Mention for his talent as an abstract artist.
Not one, but two Nashville locations featured Stonehill's pieces in the O Gallery.