For more than sixty-five years C.R. (Bob) Bryant has followed a lifelong journey to perfect his ability as a visual artist. Born in the eye of a hurricane in Central Florida, he created his first painting at age five. Working primarily with traditional oils on linen, using techniques of the old masters, learned over many years of study, he has become a master of realism. He has also perfected the rare and unusual technique of painting on copper used by early Dutch and Flemish painters and revered as the perfect ground for oils.
Known for his ability to paint water he also has a working knowledge of sailing ships and today he is recognized as a leading international marine artist. Relocating to the Pacific Northwest in 1988, his focus centered on preserving the rich Marine history of Puget Sound but his passion remains classic sailing yachts.
From his studio located on a small private island in Washington’s Puget Sound, Bryant produces several paintings each year for donation to selected causes supporting the arts, marine heritage and historical conservation. In the United States his original oil paintings and limited edition reproductions are represented by Mystic Seaport, America's Museum of the Sea where he is a core artist and selected galleries worldwide.
In Europe, his paintings are predominately commissioned by patrons and yacht owners. His work is frequently selected for exhibition at major exhibitions in Mystic. His paintings are included in the permanent collections of the United States Coast Guard, maritime museums, international corporations, and numerous classic yacht owners and patrons throughout Europe, Asia, the West Indies and the Americas.