Bob Pennycook, S.C.A.


Tweed, Ontario, Canada

Contemporary landscape artist

I work mostly with acrylic on canvas. Oil painting and  printmaking are also part of my painting practice.

I’m inspired by the landscape that surrounds me. My art is an expressive interpretation of the shapes, colors, textures, rhythm and patterns of that landscape. Using a personal approach to color, I build layers of patterns through soaking, scraping, wiping and direct painting techniques.  Color
provides the emotional impact; the techniques complete the story.

2015 – Newly elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists (S.C.A.)


  • 2019: Society of Canadian Artists Elected Members annual juried show; Vida Viva Art Gallery, Pointe Claire, QC; October
  • 2019: Belleville Art Association annual juried show, October
  • 2018: Federation of Canadian Artists Juried Members Show, Jan, Vancouver, BC
  • 2017: Belleville Art Association; 50th Annual Juried Show; Best in Show
  • 2017: Parrott Art Gallery; Belleville Public Library: December; solo exhibition “View From a Window”
  • 2017:East Central Ontario Art Association annual juried show; Parrott Gallery, Belleville, ON
  • 2017: Society of Canadian Artists Elected Members Annual Juried Show; Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB
  • 2017: Society of Canadian Artists Elected Members Juried Show; Art Square Gallery, May, Toronto
  • 2017: Federation of Canadian Artists Juried Show; Canvas Unbound; Vancouver
  • 2016: Society of Canadian Artists Elected Members Juried Show; Leyton Gallery of Fine Art, St. John’s, NL; September
  • 2016: Art Among the Ruins, Newburgh, ON
  • 2015: Society of Candian Artists Elected Members Juried Show; Flato Theatre, Markham, ON; October
  • 2015: outdoor art fairs; Warkworth, ON; Newburgh, ON (Art Among the Ruins); Rednersville Road Art Tour
  • 2014: outdoor art fairs; Warkworth, ON and Oakville, ON
  • 2014: Colborne Art Gallery, Colborne, Ontario, juried show; July-August
  • Parrott Gallery, Belleville Public Library, solo show, March 7-30, 2013
  • Belleville Art Association juried show, 2010, Juror’s Choice Awards
  • “Canadian Landscape”, juried show; Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden, ON, 2010
  • Quinte Arts Council, Art in the Community, 2010
  • Belleville Art Association, “People and Places” show, 2010
  • Belleville Art Association, “Artists Choice” show, 2010
  • Belleville Art Association, “Friends” show, 2010
  • Tweed Studio tour, 2010
  • Quinte Art Council Art in the Community, solo show, 2009
  • Belleville Art Association, open show, People’s Choice Award, 2009
  • Belleville Art Association, textiles, 2009
  • Richeson75, landscape juried show, Wisconsin, 2006
  • Art in the Gardens, Sherway Gardens, Toronto, group show, 2006
  • Common Threads, national juried textile exhibition, Oakville, ON, Canada, 2005

Prior to 2005:

  • Society of Canadian Artist, national open juried show, Toronto
  • Southeastern Pastel Association, Atlanta, Georgia, biannual international juried show
  • Central Ontario Art Association, annual regional juried show
  • Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, ON, regional juried show
  • Visual Arts Mississauga, Mississauga, ON, annual juried show
  • Visual Arts Brampton, Brampton, ON, annual juried show
  • Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, juried show

Corporate Work:

  • GelliArts, Philadelphia, PA, commissioned monoprint purchase
  • Quinte Children’s Aid Society art rental, 2010
  • Co-operators Insurance, art rental 2010
  • Quinte Children’s Aid Society art rental 2009
  • CreativFestival, Toronto, closing banquet featured co-speaker, 2007

Professional Affiliations:

  • Elected member of Society of Canadian Artists
  • Elected Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists

Art Education:

  • Art training at the following:
    • Ontario College of Art, 1981-1985
    • Emily Carr University, Vancouver,  continuing education
    • University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, art courses working towards a minor in fine art


  • Teacher’s Spectrum newsletter, Loew-Cornell, interview, 2004
  • Teacher’s Spectrum newsletter, Loew-Cornell, “designing for magazines”, 2002
  • Traditions Magazine, Sheridan College Alumni, feature on my art, late 1990s
  • Featured artist on Tweed Studio Tour website, 2010
  • Art mentioned in “Strategies for Active Living After 50” by Jim and Olga McDonald, 2003
  • Work featured on Magic Metallics website, current
  • Work featured on Painters Paradise website, current

Editorial Work:

  • 1996 to 2009: instructional step by step projects for the following magazines; Paintworks; Quick and Easy Painting; The Decorative Artists Magazine; Decorative Artists Workbook; Tole World; Painting.
  • Celebrate St. Nicholas, a collection of hand painted Santas; one of 50 artists invited to paint a design, 2009
  • 1996 to 2009: authored 12 step by step instructional decorative painting books
  • Other than art: author of Building with Glass Blocks, Doubleday, 1998 and DIY Home Repair, Key Porter, 1992


Currently represented by Parcai Designs, Dallas, Texas

  • Have licensed my work through Penny Lane Publishing; Porterfields Fine Art and Sagebrush Publishing for use on trivets, trays, cutting boards, candles, posters and greeting cards. Clients have included Evergreen, Highland Graphics, Crossroads and Current


  • Selected fine art workshops throughout  Ontario
  • Have taught decorative painting seminars from Honolulu to Long Island, from Grand Forks to Houston
  • Painting workshops for Decoupage Guild of Canada; Belleville Art Association; Art in the Schools through the Toronto Board of Education
  • Selected invitational retreat teaching in Niagara Falls. 2006 and Peterborough Ontario, 2001 and 2002
  • Coast to Coast Decorative Painting Convention, Toronto teaching and exhibiting,
  • Heart of Ohio Tole Convention, Columbus, Ohio
  • Society of Decorative Painters convention, Wichita, KS, Charlotte, NC and Nashville, TN


  • Produced a line of stamps and stencils that sold throughout North America for the purpose of embellishing decorative painting
  • Produced a line of step-by-step pattern packets for decorative painters that sold throughout North America and in Europe through Aux Couleurs du Bois