“The human need to identify with a place is being undermined through our media-saturated global village. I notice people respond very positively to the utterly specific and local nature of my artwork. I believe I am creating a document which will be a unique record for the future. Already much of what I have painted has disappeared.”
Born in Belleville, Ontario in 1950, Robert Amos has devoted himself to painting Victoria and the surrounding areas since 1975. He has worked as a professional artist since 1980, recording the landscape and city of Victoria. In 1986, Amos began writing a column on the arts for the Times Colonist which has been on-going ever since. Amos is an important figure in the Victoria arts scene, connected to many other artists.He has published five books of his artworks, including Victoria Sketchbook and Artists in their Studios. His work has been exhibited across Canada and around the world.