Bob Pitzel, is a prairie watercolor artist who lives in the community of Humboldt, in Saskatchewan. He enjoys the strict discipline of watercolor and employs it to depict rural landscapes. His images are of farmyards and aging machinery, the vanishing railway stations, freight trains and rolling stock; along with old commercial structures such as elevators and country stores. These moments in time are captured in a recognizable and realistic style that he is known for.
His use of detail, color and light; with patterns of geometric verses organic shapes, articulate the monumental prairie landscape. Within this fabric of rural life, Bob's keen observation of daily life and small town nuances often refresh memories of the subtle things people generally overlook.
Bob has travelled the world, but feels right at home on the prairies where the rural landscape and iconic images of farm and railscapes occupy much of his time. His work can be found in major collections by business and government, as well as public and private collections.