Born in 1941 Bob has lived, worked and painted in Cambridgeshire all his life. Having trained at Cambridge College of Art and Technology, he began life as a sign writer. Some of his early heraldic work can still be seen today in and around the colleges of Cambridge.
Much of Bob's working life was spent in the graphic industry using litho and screen printing techniques.
Painting became a passion early in his life and using oil on canvas, wooden panels (the floorboards series) and mixed media Bob has created figurative images which give a narrative of the world around him.
In recent years Bob has concentrated on creating finely detailed portraits. Whilst full of realism, these portraits have a stark, somewhat menacing undercurrent.
"The images I paint are reflections of the world around me - personal, political and religious." - Bob Crack