Robert Amos has dedicated himself to painting the urban landscape, focussing on Victoria and environs. As an Honorary Citizen, a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of the arts and long-time art writer for the Victoria Times Colonist, he is one of Victoria’s best-known artists. For more details see “biography”


Paintings of the Vancouver waterfront

Many of these paintings have been featured in recent issues of Homes and Living Magazine.

Artist statement:

As an artist creating watercolour and acrylic paintings over the past 35 years, I seek out inspiring locations at the time of day and time of year which show them to best advantage.  Over the years I have painted an extensive document of the city and published my work in seven books and numerous magazine articles. Working from my studio, without commercial gallery representation, I take great personal interest in satisfying my customers and showing them exactly what they need from my extensive repertoire of images.

As well as having some hundreds of paintings to choose from, I make a special effort to create images on commission. People contact me to create detailed and very personal representations,  “heirlooms of the future” which depict their cherished places. Often these are paintings of their homes and gardens, graced with all manner of family details. At other times I work on presentation pieces to commemorate anniversaries, as retirement gifts or to celebrate other meaningful events.

Among my recent customers for commissioned work are the Royal British Columbia Museum, the City of Victoria, the University of Victoria and many others. My paintings have been the focus of annual posters for British Columbia Heritage for the past eleven years and the subject of feature stories in every issue of Homes and Living Magazine in Victoria and Vancouver for the past two years.  For more detail, check my commissions page.

Please contact me and let me show you what I can do for you. This web site offers only a small glimpse of what is in store. 

Email Me

Paintings at the Fairmont Empress:

This summer Robert Amos was invited to be the Artist In Residence at Victoria’s Fairmont Empress Hotel. Following a reception for Amos in the splendid Palm Court, Amos took up his studio and gallery on the mezzanine overlooking the Reception Lobby. There he meets the public and continues to be highly productive from Wednesday to Sunday every week until March 31, 2013. Through the month of August Amos painted scenes of the Symphony Splash, the Dragon Boat Festival and the Classic Boat Festival and has interesting projects in mind for the year ahead. You are invited to visit him there, or call him at 250-380-2731.