Dr. Robert Bratton (Bob) is a retired private practice dentist from Carmel Indiana and served as an adjunct faculty member of the Indiana University School of Dentistry for many years. A graduate of Indiana University with degrees of B.S. in Education and Doctor of Dental Surgery he has had a life-long interest in art. Without formal training in art he has taken adult education classes, workshops, and studied watercolor with Rosemarie Southworth and J. Anna Roberts.
He is a Cardinal Fellow member of the Watercolor Society of Indiana, a member of the Hamilton County Artists Association, The Hoosier Salon, Indiana Artists Club, and Between Paper & Palette Art Club, Northwest Watercolor Society, RAM, and Indiana Heritage Arts. He is a past president of the Watercolor Society of Indiana. He has exhibited at the Indiana State Fair, The Hoosier Salon annual juried exhibit, WSI annual juried and member exhibits, Indiana Artists’ Club annual juried and member exhibits, Hamilton Co. Art Center, The Carmel-Clay, Crawfordsville, and Kokomo Public Library, the Richmond Indiana Art Museum, Indiana Heritage Arts, Second Presbyterian Church Indianapolis and other venues.
He has won various awards including merit awards for watercolor and “Best Scene” and “People’s Choice” award in the Hoosier Salon; the Presidents’ Award and the George Elliott Memorial Award in the Watercolor Society of Indiana’s annual juried exhibit; merit awards in the Indiana Artists annual juried exhibit; the Indiana State Fair and the Will Vawter exhibit in Greenfield, IN. His studio is in his home in Carmel, Indiana. He has been published in the national watercolor art publication “Splash 19”.
“My subject matter is generally representational with concentration on color and texture. I enjoy painting architecture, particularly Gothic in nature, as well as the colors and textures of old wood and machinery. I also include animals and humans as favorites. My subjects usually reflect past memories, moments in time, and the “old time circus”.