Meet Bob Curtis
After graduating from The Royal Military College of Canada, Bob enjoyed a long career as an Aerospace Engineer in the Canadian Armed Forces and later as an Information Systems Engineer under contract primarily to the US DoD.
Oil painting was Bob's first introduction to the creative arts. Several years ago oil painting was quickly overcome as Bob's artistic outlet and passion as he discovered the art of woodcarving.
Bob immersed himself in woodcarving by taking classes from master wood carvers like Dave Disselbrett, Jeff Harness, Jerry Harris, and others. Bob now carves with members of the Capitol Woodcarvers Club and The Oregon Decoy and Wildfowl Guild located in Salem Oregon. He participates in several weekly carving sessions with talented carvers where he continues learning his art from the very best.
Wood spirits, caricatures, decoys, and fish are the focus of Bob's carving interest. Most of Bob's carving is done with hand tools but recently he has experimented with power carving. Bob displays his carvings at club and artist guild shows as well as at state and county fairs. Bob carves primarily in basswood (caricatures), cottonwood bark (wood spirits and fantasy houses), cedar and tupelo (decoys and wildfowl).
Bob actively participates in Club activities. He is the Club webmaster and a member of the Executive Board. Bob's wife of twenty four years, Janna, is an avid runner, Bob is not. He has three adult children and two grandchildren