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Bob WorthyBiography: Making art is a spiritual 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 my art make itself. Bob Worthy lives in the Northern Neck area of Virginia. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University where he is now an adjunct professor. Mr. Worthy is represented by District West Fine Arts, a fine arts gallery in Leesburg, VA and E-MOCA, the first on-line Museum of Contemporary Fine Arts. He owns Absolute Nudes, an on-line gallery of fine art nudes and exhibits his award winning artwork throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Recent invitational and group exhibits include; the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Elizabeth Roberts Gallery, both in Washington, DC, the Richmond County Museum in Warsaw, VA and District West Fine Arts in Leesburg, VA His work can be found in private and public collections across the United States and was recently purchased by the city of Winchester, VA. In October of 2000, Worthy was recognized at the Fredericksburg Regional Arts Awards, 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 Governor's Awards for the Arts during the same month. Birthyear: 1947 Galleries: District West Fine Arts, Leesburg, VA Elizabeth Roberts Gallery, Washington, DC MOCA DC, Washington, DC Peninsula Fine Arts Ctr, Newport News,VA 20th Century Gallery, Williamsburg, VA Richmond Co Museum, Warsaw, VA Visual Arts Ctr. Portsmouth, VA Belmont Museum, Fredericksburg, VA Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA Fredericksburg Ctr For Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA Fredericksburg Area Museum, Fredericksburg, VA Awards: In October of 2000, Worthy was recognized at the Fredericksburg Regional Arts Awards, as an individual artist, for his outstanding achievements and contributions to the cultural life of the greater Fredericksburg region. Bob also received a Certificate of Recognition from the Governor's Awards for the Arts during the same month. Media: mixed media Style: expressionistic Subjects: people, portraits and characters
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