Bob Upton of St. Paul, Minnesota
LPAPA’s August 2019 Artist Member of the Month
Bob Upton, is a plein air painter from St. Paul, Minnesota. He paints in oils and in gouache directly from life. He has travelled around the world painting on location in Italy, France, Poland and all across the United States.
His work has been awarded in LPAPA’s Best of Plein Air, 2015, 3rd place, 2018, 3rd place, and, 2019, Honorable Mention, Plein Air Salon, Best Nocturne 2018, Bold Brush Painting Competition 2015, Best in Show, South Street Gallery Plein Air Invitational, 1st Place.
Upton has been recognized at plein air competitions across the country, 1st place in Plein Air Grand Marais in 2014 and 2015, Best Architectural Award at Plein Air Easton 2015, and juried into Plein Air Door County 2015, 2019.
Upton was the cover artist for the November 2014 Issue of Plein Air Magazine, featuring his luminous paintings of Venice and Florence, Italy. Bob’s is a feature artist in Stephen Doherty’s published book “The Art of Plein Air Painting.”
Upton is a member of OPM Outdoor Painters of Minnesota and LPAPA/Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.
Click here to visit Bob’s website to learn more.