Fine Artist and Illustrator

Bob Ferraro

Connecticut artist Bob Ferraro began his art career at Paier College of Art in Hamden, Conn., majoring in illustration. After doing freelance work such as published cartoons and coloring books, Bob moved into the fields of fine art and faux finishing. Known for his sports art in the 1990’s, Bob was honored by having his painting of NHL playoff MVP Brian Leetch displayed with hockey’s Stanley Cup, as well as a limited-edition print of the Kentucky Derby licensed by Churchill Downs.

Currently, Bob participates in juried outdoor art festivals from Maine to Florida year-round. He also accepts varied commissions, including portraits. Bob’s work is a blend of representational and whimsical styles that range from great blue herons to dancing starfish. His most recent adventure in art has led him to create 2D and 3D pieces on found live edge hard woods and solid red oak. The images are designed to emphasize the natural beauty of each unique piece of wood.

“I am never quite sure how I am going to approach each painting until the time comes when I am putting paint to canvas. I may find that the subject matter requires bold color from a palette knife or a more understated soft brushed effect. After the foundation is laid the rest is almost entirely improvised”.

Bob resides in North Branford, Connecticut. Always looking for feedback, Bob invites you to contact him at 203-804-4981 or ferraro6@sbcglobal.net.