Known to many as a college instructor in the history of Tai ji chuan, or his soccer classes. Bob Smith has been quietly developing his artistic talent. His gift for combining conventional art supplies with other- sometimes recycled- materials, has blossomed into a definitive style, with the glass mosaic over acrylic pieces he currently creates.
Vibrancy and vitality expressed through dance, music, and sports, are the underlying theme of Bob's works, richly depicting humanity in vivid colors.
Artists Bob Smith and Cheri Ann met when she had taken a college class under his instruction, years ago. Sharing mutual interests in the arts, they stayed in contact, encouraging each other's progress over the years. Both working in a group of local artists who met informally, they eventually began collaborating on pieces, with Cheri Ann doing the under painting for some of Bob's mosaics.
Pieces they have collaborated on are featured here and more of Bob's work can be seen at Trevino's restaurant, here in Merced, or Reece's Rignal's in Atwater.