Bob


Elias

BOB ELIAS SPENT HIS BOYHOOD IMMERSED IN THE BEAUTY OF CARMEL- BY - THE - SEA.  HIS AESTHETIC APPETITE WAS SPAWNED ON THE CARMEL RIVER, MOVING DOWN TO THE MOUTH, THE BEACHES OF THE MONTEREY PENNINSULA, AND THE COVES OF POINT LOBOS.

BEING A TRUE BABY BOOMER, HOURS WERE SPENT IN FRONT OF THE TELEVISION, WHERE CARTOONS ILLUMINATED THE SCREEN, AND HIS MIND.

A MOVE TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BROUGHT A NEW PERSPECTIVE IN TWO FORMS: SURFING


. HIS TEXTBOOK MARGINS AND NOTEBOOK COVERS WERE COVERED WITH EVERY IMAGINABLE SURFBOARD, WAVE, OR CHARACTER DRESSED IN THE " SURFER " GARB OF THE DAY. HIS DRAWINGS FINALLY CAME TO LIFE WHEN HE WAS SURFING.

BOB'S DRAWINGS WERE ALSO  FILLED WITH THE CARTOON CHARACTERS RECORDED IN HIS BRAIN, AND WHEN HE FINALLY ENTERED "

BOB ENTERED THE SIGN INDUSTRY RIGHT OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL, AND BEGAN AN ADVENTURE IN BECOMING A JOURNEYMAN SIGN PAINTER. HIS TALENTS AS A CARTOONIST AND ILLUSTRATOR SET HIS WORK APART FROM THE MAINSTREAM.

MIGRATING TO THE BAY AREA AFFORDED MYRIAD OPPORTUNITIES, AND HE WORKED FOR A LARGE SIGN SHOP IN SAN FRANCISCO. BEAUTIFUL SIGNS, BOATS, BUILDINGS, VEHICLES AND GILDED WINDOWS AROUND THE BAY AREA WERE ADORNED WITH HIS CRISP, RHYTHMIC LETTERING AND ORIGINAL ARTWORK. YEARS OF HAND-LETTERING REWARDED HIM A FACILITY WITH THE BRUSH THAT ENRICHES HIS PAINTINGS TODAY.

 

BOB HAS BEEN GRACIOUSLY INCLUDED BY THE FAMILY OF THE LATE, GREAT CHUCK JONES TO JOIN A SELECT GROUP OF FEATURED ARTISTS. HIS EFFORTS TO HONOR AND PERPETUATE CHUCK'S LEGACY OF CREATIVITY FLOWS FROM A JOYFUL, GRATEFUL HEART, AS DOES HIS SUPPORT OF THE CHUCK JONES CENTER FOR CREATIVITY.

WHEN AFFORDED THE TIME AND OPPORTUNITY, BOB LOVES TO GO SURFING, AND RIDES THE WAVES THAT INSPIRE HIS PAINTINGS OF THE SURFING LIFE. BOB LIVES WITH HIS MUSE IN ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.