Robert Verran
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Bobby was an artist at Arts of Life for 16 years, receiving numerous awards for his commitment to his creative practice and the Arts of Life community. Bobby passed peacefully on Tuesday, January 29th 2019 at Rainbow Hospice of congestive heart failure. Throughout his career, Bobby has been featured in over 45 exhibitions, most notably A is for Artist at The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, and his work can be seen in the permanent collection at Waisman Center at UW-M. 

“Stuff, stuff. The red paint with the big brush. Use a paint brush. Paint and stuff. Only stuff. I know how to do it. It makes me feel good, yes. Put them on the wall there. Sell it. They sell it. The red paint is what I do with a big brush. Pictures, pictures. Good stuff. Red stuff, orange stuff. Different colors. Oh, different ones.”

Verran uses various techniques to break up the surface – sometimes adding paper, cloth, or other materials; sometimes removing the additions to show what was hidden underneath. His paintings become organic objects, a record of his process.

“I just paint it good. Good stuff does that I get that from the brush. I like to paint stuff and walk around, too. Pictures, oh! Make ’em good. Yes, orange paint. Yes, it’s good stuff. Good Stuff. It’s the paint stuff. Remember the good stuff. “

Green Roses, 2017
mixed media on board
14" x 14"
“Sell That”, 2011
acrylic on window
19" x 36"
A Different Kind, 2014
mixed media on board
20" x 16"
Another Kind, 2013
mixed medium on cardboard
12" x 14"
Big One, 2012
acrylic on wood
8" x 19"
Blue Thing, 2013
mixed media on board
12" x 12"
Bobby II, 2014
mixed media on board
24" x 18"
Collage, 2013
Mixed Media on panel
14" x 11"
Copper Lava, 2014

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Good Stuff, Yes, 2015
mixed media on board
24" x 36"
Good, Yes, 2015
acrylic
18" x 18"
Green and Yellow Planet, 2014
mixed media on board
24" x 18"
Hot Lava, 2014
mixed media on board
19" x 24"
I Like to Eat Cake Sometimes, 2016
Mixed Media on panel
14" x 11"
Orange III, 2014
mixed medium
9" x 12"
Orange Mountains II, 2014
mixed media on board
12" x 10"
Orange… yes, 2014
mixed medium
18" x 24"
Real Orange, 2014
mixed media on board
24" x 36"
Red Orange, 2014
mixed medium
20" x 16"
Green, 2014
mixed media on board
11" x 15"
It’s Yellow, 2015
acrylic
24" x 18"
Pink Stuff, 2017
acrylic
16" x 12"
Yeah, Yes, 2018
mixed medium
16" x 20"
Yellow, 2014
mixed medium
9" x 12"
The Meadon, 2017
acrylic on canvas
12" x 9"
A is for Artist
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago IL - 2017
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Green Roses, 2017
mixed media on board
14" x 14"
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“Sell That”, 2011
acrylic on window
19" x 36"
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A Different Kind, 2014
mixed media on board
20" x 16"
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Another Kind, 2013
mixed medium on cardboard
12" x 14"
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Big One, 2012
acrylic on wood
8" x 19"
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Blue Thing, 2013
mixed media on board
12" x 12"
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Bobby II, 2014
mixed media on board
24" x 18"
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Collage, 2013
Mixed Media on panel
14" x 11"
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Copper Lava, 2014

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Good Stuff, Yes, 2015
mixed media on board
24" x 36"
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Good, Yes, 2015
acrylic
18" x 18"
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Green and Yellow Planet, 2014
mixed media on board
24" x 18"
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Hot Lava, 2014
mixed media on board
19" x 24"
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I Like to Eat Cake Sometimes, 2016
Mixed Media on panel
14" x 11"
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Orange III, 2014
mixed medium
9" x 12"
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Orange Mountains II, 2014
mixed media on board
12" x 10"
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Orange… yes, 2014
mixed medium
18" x 24"
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Real Orange, 2014
mixed media on board
24" x 36"
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Red Orange, 2014
mixed medium
20" x 16"
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Green, 2014
mixed media on board
11" x 15"
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It’s Yellow, 2015
acrylic
24" x 18"
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Pink Stuff, 2017
acrylic
16" x 12"
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Yeah, Yes, 2018
mixed medium
16" x 20"
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Yellow, 2014
mixed medium
9" x 12"
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The Meadon, 2017
acrylic on canvas
12" x 9"
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