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Bob Blackburn

    We have some sad news to share with Studio Tour visitors…

    Bob Blackburn, a talented artist and true gentleman, who took part in many Wirral Open Studio Tours, passed away this week at the age of 92.

    For those who didn’t know him, he worked for many years as a respected teacher of art, whilst also pursuing his own creative path, painting mainly in oils. Throughout his long career, he held many one-man shows across Wales and North West England.

    He joined the Wirral Open Studio Tour in 2010 and opened his house in Meols each year until 2017, enthusiastically welcoming the many, many visitors who loved to see his work. Although failing health meant that he was unable to take part in the Tour for the past two years, he still felt compelled to create and, with the help of his carer, was still able to paint until two weeks ago..

    For anyone who knew Bob, or who would like to show support, his funeral will be held on Thurs 21st November, 3.30pm at St Luke’s Church, 19 Market St, Hoylake, CH47 2BF

    Rest in peace Bob, and thank you for sharing your love of art with so many. xx

    photo credit : Anthony Clarke