Bob Elliott


I am an artist and photographer currently living and working in Rockville, MD. From an early age, I was interested in the arts, primarily drawing and painting. Over time, I became increasingly interested in the application and use of computers in my artistic pursuits. I received formal training in art and photography at Rice University while pursuing two degrees in architecture.

After Rice, I moved to Chicago to practice architecture and worked on a number of significant building commissions in the US and overseas (Europe and Asia) under the direct supervision of internationally renowned architect, Helmut Jahn. In 1997, I stop practicing architecture to pursue a career in finance and real estate in the US and in London.

I moved back to the DC Metro Area in 2002 and have been working in real estate development since that time. My work has been seen and sold at a number of local shows over the last 10 years.

In early 2012, my work, “Red Line” (see below), was one of twelve selected by the Bethesda Urban Partnership as part of a semi-permanent installation, Tunnel Vision, which opened on May 17, 2012.


My artistic inspiration stems from everyday life experiences and interactions with common objects – flowers, buildings, metro trains or even tiny colored paper pieces. Occasionally, my work is inspired by my travels to distant places - such as a stay at the Ice Hotel in Sweden or a stroll through a formal garden on a spring day in Paris.

My work is intended to be purely compositional, rarely literal; a geometric reinterpretation of objects and places created from a repetitive, patterned language of lines, circles, rectangles and squares. My work often begins with a simple idea and a limited color palette and then evolves and transforms to the point where it looks completely different then my original point of departure.


Bob Elliott was born in Washington, DC in 1969. He obtained a B.A. and a B.Arch. from Rice University. Bob’s work blends computer generated techniques with acrylic paints. He lives and works in Rockville, Maryland.


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