The Creative Questionnaire with Bob Alspach
Your earliest memory of art:
A small painting at my grandparents home of a wolf overlooking a small farm home, in the foothills, on a moonlit winter night!
When did you know this would become your vocation:
Always interested in Art but not until I was married did it occur to me that I should pursue that interest.
Your greatest influence:
Several notable ones come to mind. An Aunt, Grandfather, an Elementary Teacher, My Wife and a University Art Prof!
Occupation you would have chosen other than art:
Toyed with the thought of becoming a Landscape Architect!
Watching the birds, trees and weather from my deck while nursing a glass of Cab Sauv!
Ted Godwin of the Regina Five
Favourite writer and musician:
Edward Rutherford & Eric Clapton
Favourite Food and Drink:
Spaghetti & Meat Sauce & Guinness
Favourite Smell and Sound:
Fresh Baked Bread & House Wren singing
My Swiss Pocket knife
From my back deck
Favourite weather or season:
Sunny Fall days
People who say Mediums when they mean Media!
Definition of happiness:
Being in the moment
Ideal place to live:
Where ever your love and friends are.
A recurring dream:
Can’t say I have one.
Live a happy life & die satisfied!
Create a work of Art that Survives and Speaks to Generations!
To me art is:
The process where one creates and/or shares in the magical meaning of life through the senses
Short Bio of Robert Alspach
Saskatchewan born & raised, University of Sask (Regina now), BA, BEd. Moved to Red Deer 1970 to teach Art for RDPSD and City Culture Services. Retired and still producing Paintings, Drawings & Prints.