General Meeting – August 24, 2017

The artist (painter) – Robert Amirault


A self directed artist, Bob paints in a representational style and has been painting or involved with art related activities since his teen years. Many of Bob’s oil and watercolour paintings have been created on locations in various parts of rural Ontario, the Arctic, the Maritimes or other places on his travels outside of Canada. His larger paintings are created in his home studio working from his ‘Plein Air’ studies and reference materials gathered on his journeys.

After being elected to membership in the prestigious and historic Ontario Society of Artists, Bob exhibited in many of the societies annual juried exhibitions. He was an active member of the OSA in the early 1980’s attaining the position of vice-president.

In 1997, after his watercolour paintings were juried, he was invited to join the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colours. One of the many exhibitions he participated in was the International Watercolour Biennial, held in Mexico City in October 2000. One of his paintings hangs with the Society’s Diploma Collection in the Art Gallery of Peel, Ontario. He served on the executive committee for a number of years.

In 2005, Bob joined with five well-known Canadian artists and established Plein Air Canada, an organization promoting painting out of doors…in the open air.

Bob was one of 25 artists who traveled in 2006 to Canada’s North West Passage to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its discovery.

Born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in 1938, Bob and his wife Mona recently moved and now reside in the Niagara Region of Ontario.