Welcome to the Bob Spendlove Arts Website
Here you can find the latest information regarding commissioned paintings in watercolours.
Hi and welcome to my website
I have been painting and drawing for most of my life. When I was five I can remember drawing a Fodens lorry at Primary school. Later I served an Apprenticeship with good old Joe Lucas and continued painting as a hobby in my spare time.
I have always been interested in classic cars and motorbikes so combining both hobbies was the natural thing to do.
All the work that I paint is commission based and a selection of these can be seen on the Gallery page.
So please enjoy spending a bit of time exploring my website.
Corona 19 up-date
With the relaxation of restrictions I am now able to travel to your location to photograph your vehicle, discuss your ideas, sort out the composition and to produce a sketch for your approval.
Please look at the commissions page for further details.
Please Contact Bob via the contacts page or phone him on 01952 412918 to discuss the details of your painting.
Bob’s Painting days out September 2021
Hello, I hope that your well and that you will be able to come to some painting/sketching days out that I am organising out during September. It will be great to see you again.
We will meet at the venue for 10.00am unless otherwise stated. If you need a lift please let me know.
I will be demonstrating and giving individual tuition through out the day.
The charge for the day is £12.50 plus any entrance fee. (Please see below) Please pay me on the day.
There will be a limit of 15 students per day so please book quickly to avoid disappointment.
Obviously all the days will be dependant on the weather, so I will need your phone numbers if I have to cancel. Please bring chairs, umbrella, sun hats, paints, pens etc….
Please phone me on 01952 412918, or email me email@example.com to book your place.
Benthall Hall Monday 13th September TF12 5RX
This amazing place is out on the Broseley to Much Wenlock road and consists of a stone Tudor house and medieval Church. The House is set in its own gardens with lots of interesting architectural features. The church has an interesting tower, doors and other features. There are toilets but you will need to bring your own food.
Harvington Hall Friday 24th September DY10 4LR
Harvington Hall Lane, Harvington, Kidderminster
Go into Kidderminster and take the A488 towards Bromsgrove. Turn left onto the A450
Harvington Hall is a moated medieval and Elizabethan manor house in the hamlet of Harvington in the civil parish of Chaddesley Corbett, south-east of Kidderminster in the English county of Worcestershire. It’s a great place for painting and sketching. With a wonderful café in an old barn and even the toilets are half timbered.
It’s an hours drive from my house via Bridgenorth. About the same distance as Clun.
Stokesay Castle Monday 27th September SY7 9AH
This is a great venue for painting and drawing as there is so much to do. From the church, views from the church yard, the tudor gate house, the courtyard and the great thing here is that if it’s a bit showery there’s lots of space inside to sketch lighting effects. Plus there’s also a new café!!!
What’s not to like.
Please note that you will need to book individually for the day via English Heritage cons £8.10
Bob's Commission Paintings
I'm trying out some different ideas and formats to display for the new season of Classic Car and Motorbike Shows. The last image was a Jaguar XK Straight Six 3.8 litre which powered the XK150 series and the mark one E-Type.
My latest painting was created to show design elements, badges and motifs of a particular vehicle, rather than painting the whole car. In this case a bright red Jaguar XK150
I hope that you like it
If you are interested in commissioning me to paint your classic car or motorbike please see the section commissions and phone me on 01952 412918 to discuss your ideas.
The original painting of the 1964 Triumph Trophy TR6 SS shown above is available for sale for £1000.00.
The painting measures 47cm x 40 cm and comes double mounted to give an overall size of 54cm x 64cm.
The image is also available as a full size mounted limited edition print of 25 images at £120.00 plus P&P.
I am at present working on a close-up image of a Honda 400 four engine showing the amazing four curved exhaust pipes. I hope to have the painting completed in the next few weeks.
If you're interested in having your own personalised original painting, visit the Commissions page for more details.