Exhibited March 2013
Bob Gale studied painting and design at the RWA. In 1966 he showed his large scale paintings at the Bristol University Students Union. At the same time he started writing scripts for alternative theatre groups.
In 1972 he was invited to paint stage sets for the Albany Empire Theatre in Deptford. In 1975 he had a one man show of paintings and plant illustrations at the Max Plank Institute in Gottingen, Germany. He also showed works in Amsterdam at that time.
In 1980 he took a break from painting and, with a colleague, developed a process of inlaying semi-precious cut stones into stone. Using this process he made jewellery. In 1982 he showed the jewellery at the Young Contempories Jewellery Exhibition at Harrods in London. In 1984 he resumed painting. From this time he exhibited regularly in Bristol, Bath and the West Country. In 1988 he organised Art for Amnesty, An exhibition of 30 prominent local artists, to raise funds for Amnesty International. In 1990 he moved to new studios at 98 Hotwell Road where he held 4 studio exhibitions.
Bob now works and exhibits in the Bristol Guild artists studio and gallery, Park Street, Bristol.