Robert 'Bob' Appleman
Hawaii watercolor artist, Bob Appleman,
became interested in art as a youngster and was exposed to fine art on regular visits to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. After World War II he lived in Chicago, where his parents afforded him still life drawing lessons. Gallery visits during school and working years were a great source of solace and inspiration.
As retirement from a 35-year surgical practice neared, he began taking various art courses and found the creative process of drawing, painting and ceramics the perfect prescription for life after a medical career.
Bob’s medium of choice is water color for landscapes, figures and still life. In 2003, Bob and his wife moved to the Big Island of Hawaii. He says "the grandeur of the Big Island, with its brilliance of nature, continues to be an infallible source of inspiration. I aim to paint watercolors everyday, either in the studio or at plein air locations". He has been the ambassador for the State of Hawaii to the Portrait Society of America. His work can be seen at the following gallery on the Big Island of Hawaii: "The Gallery of Great Things" in Waimea. Also his home studio is available by appointment. Call for an appointment (808-345-4034) to see his most recent work. Most of his artwork is original watercolors, but some of his paintings are available as a "Giclee".