A Colorado native and long-time Fort Collins resident, Bob's painting style reflects his
Western Heritage yet is uniquely his own. He strives for an image that is unusual and that
brings pleasure in the doing as well as in the viewing. His work is often stylized, often
whimsical, always colorful and strong in design and composition. Animals, landscapes,
people, history and mythology provide him a wealth of subject matter. He also produces
images that are purely abstract or non-objective in nature.
He works with a color palette reminiscent of the Fauvist movement and often combines
both realism and abstraction in one piece. Coonts' work has been likened to abstract
surrealism, realism with an abstract point of view or imagined realism.