Making art is a spiritual and intuitive experience for me. It is an experience
involving both acceptance and acquiescence. It becomes a matter of trusting
and letting go. Trusting myself to be the best artist I can be and then
allowing myself to be that artist. The act of creation, while problem solving
by nature, is also an act of faith and intuition. My best art happens when I
surrender myself to the creative process and let the art make itself.
Working intuitively, I use found papers as the base element of my artwork.
Often transfers are incorporated and then I use gesso or paint to mask and
define images. Recently a layer of elastomeric compound has been
included for added texture. Currently I am completing my pieces with layers
of cold wax and oil paint. My newest work was inspired by trips to Atlantic
Beach, NC and Virginia Beach, VA and observing the effects of early
morning light on sand, water and sky.
Bob Worthy holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Fine Arts from
Virginia Commonwealth University where he has been an adjunct professor
since 1999. Mr. Worthy was recognized at the Fredericksburg, Virginia
Regional Arts Awards in 2000, as an individual artist, for outstanding
achievements and contributions to the cultural life of the greater
Fredericksburg region. He also received a Certificate of Recognition from
the Virginia Governor's Awards for the Arts during the same year. Worthy
was juror for "Square City" at the PonShop Gallery and has been a guest
curator for the Louisa Art Center. He currently serves as Assistant Curator
for the Frederick Gallery at the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts.
His award winning artwork can be found in collections in North and South
America as well as Australia, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy,
Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal and the UK.