Meet April’s Gallery artist – Bob Blackmon – Retired from a career in higher education, Bob Blackmon lives and paints in Troy, New York. He is primarily a still life artist, whose works are characterized by realism, rich colors on dark backgrounds, sharp contrasts of light and dark. He strives to find and reveal beauty in life’s ordinary things. His still lifes are in the Baroque style and are rather unique. Along with his still life paintings, Bob is showing his Ireland Collection. The “Ireland Collection” of paintings is inspired by Irish subjects, such as landscapes, monuments, and pottery, all gleaned from his visits to the countryside of Ireland.