Bob King
September Artist of the Month

I worked on radar in the Air Force and spent some time above the Arctic Circle in Greenland.  I worked for Honeywell computer division in hardware engineering for most of my career. When Honeywell computer division merged with General Electric/Bull of France, the company name became Bull HN Information Systems. At that time they stopped making hardware.

As time passed, integrated circuits kept shrinking the hardware for computers from about the size of three refrigerators down to something you can put in your pocket. As hardware was disappearing, it was time to switch to software, so I moved to a company called Peritus Software for about five years before retiring. I didn't start painting until retiring from the computer industry.

In the meantime, I married, had a son, and now a granddaughter. I enjoy gardening and had often thought of trying painting but didn't get to it until I retired. I took some watercolor art classes at Needham Adult Education. Then I took a few years of watercolor art classes at Newton Evening Adult Education, learning a lot of watercolor techniques from instructor and artist Gary Tucker.

I continue to paint with some classes at the Dedham Council on Aging with Barbara McAuliffe. I enjoy painting and try various subjects. I find painting relaxing. I've tried some acrylic and pastels, and may try them again, but for now I prefer watercolors.

“Dusk on a Snowy Hill” watercolor by Bob King


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