Bob Jones grew up in Old Hickory Tennessee, a picturesque, planned community built solely for the employees of the Du Pont manufacturing plant located nearby where both of his parents worked. Most Saturdays were spent at the matinees watching movies where Bob became enamored with stories of the Wild West. His heroes included the likes of Roy Rogers, Lash Larue, and Gene Autry. It was while listening to those singing cowboys in front of the radio that Bob began drawing. He would draw from memory the images he recalled from the big screen as well as images from his favorite comic books.
His love of art led him to a small art college in Nashville, Tennessee where he studied design, figure anatomy, photography, painting, lettering, composition, and illustration. Those talents were called upon working at a small printing company which was eventually acquired by the world famous Sun Records. Bob rose through the ranks to become Art Director and worked on many classic album covers that featured, among others, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Dolly Parton.
Bob draws his inspiration from a variety of subjects. His particular fields of interest are, Historical Figures, Western Cowboys, Native American Indians and Music Legends. Although his artistic style crosses many mediums, his current focus is his magnificent pen and ink drawings.
In Bob’s words, “My style in pen and ink drawings is very detailed and I have perfected a very distinctive style after years as a working artist. It is a layering of hundreds of thousands of tiny pen strokes producing a rich blend of textures with my technical pen. Although very time consuming, it is surprisingly versatile”
Bob met his wife Ann while in art school. They celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2014, have raised two daughters, and currently reside in Spring Hill, Tennessee.