Bob Bourne Artist
Bob Bourne was born in Exmouth, Devon and was evacuated as a child during the war years to Bermuda.
His schooling was undertaken back in England at Brighton. Bob had a variety of working environments in West Cornwall and elsewhere, including a spell in Perth, Australia.
Primarily a self-taught painter, Cross considered Bourne's paintings in his chapter on 'realism, imagination and fantasy' artists, the combination of qualities and styles that Bob employed in his vivid and intense pieces.
A major solo show was held at Belgrave St Ives in 2011 to celebrate Bob Bourne's 80th birthday: 'Bourne at Eighty'.
Bob Bourne died in Helston in July 2021.