AT THE PEARL, BUGABOOS 2012
acrylic, canvas, board
16 x 20 in.
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This studio painting is the result of a heli-painting trip Robert took to the Bugaboos with Canadian Mountain Holidays. Always a mentor & teacher, Robert invited 10 other artists to go on the trip & he shared his wall space with each of them, treating them as peers having their works shown alongside his. Robert Genn & the Bugaboo 10 was celebrated at Canada House Gallery in 2012.
Working primarily in oil and acrylic on canvas, Robert Genn (1936-2014) celebrated the wilderness he loved by painting on location and at times, composing his most cherished themes from his imagination. A master of design, Robert painted en plein-air from antique car, boat, train, plane and even horseback on Canada's West Coast, in the Rockies, at Lake of the Woods, and Algonquin, in Quebec and across the globe. Genn completed work in his studio with personalized acrylic techniques including dry-brush scumbling, signature greys, poured acrylic glazes, contrapuntal cut-ins and his beloved "colour-surprise" -- defining a lifelong, unmistakeable and peerless personal style.