Robert Amirault is a self-taught painter working in a representational style.
Many of Bob’s watercolours and oils are painted on location in different parts of rural Ontario, in the Maritimes, or various locations on travels to other places outside of Canada. Many paintings are created in his home studio working from reference materials gathered on his travels.
Bob has exhibited in many groups showings in Toronto and London, Ontario, starting in the mid 1960’s. In the historic Heintzman House in Thornhill through the late 1970’s and early 80’s, he held annual by invitation only exhibits. In 1984 he was part of a two-man exhibition held in a restored castle in Stia, Italy, a small town outside of Florence. From 1989 to 2002 shows were held at The Whitten Gallery, King City; Buckingham Fine Art, Markham and Uxbridge, The Waterleaf Gallery, Richmond Hill and The McKay Art Centre in Unionville.
A number of Canadian Corporations have paintings in their collects, as well as private collectors for the US and across Canada.
Bob was elected to membership of The Ontario Society of Artists in 1981, became 1st Vice President in 1982 and held that position until 1984. He was Director of the Society until 1987. His paintings were juried and he was invited to join the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolours in 1997.
Born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in 1938, Bob has been involved with advertising, sales promotion, and painting activities since his teen years.
Bob and his wife Mona reside in Thornhill, Ontario.