Robert (Bob) Shackles is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC) and the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA). He retired from DuPont in 2014. Bob taught at St Lawrence College; published a Studio Manual for oil painters and participated in a review of the Fines Art curriculum. In 2016 he drafted a New Member Standard for the CSPWC. He volunteers on local and national boards. He is a past Director of Youth Opportunities in the Arts; past Regional Director and Treasurer of the
CSPWC; Current President of the Brockville Concert Band; and New Member Liaison/Director for the SCA.
Shackles' work is an exploration of the markers left behind by change and choice, such as tattoos, oxidation, rust trails, peeling paint or wrinkles. He looks for those markers in the things we build from self and family to ships and buildings. Markers are given prominence in his work through design, form and shape making, brush strokes and colour.
To view more of his work, visit: robertshackles.com