Nuevo Santander Gallery

Fine Art • Antiques • Old West Collectibles



Call: 956.618.4959

Artist's Biography:

Award-winning, pastel artist, Bob Franklin, conveys the heart and soul of the southwest culture in his vibrant paintings.  A self-taught artist, Bob was born in Philadelphia and spent much of his life on the east coast before moving to Texas in 1990, where he was soon captivated by the colorful southwestern culture and traditions.

Photographing and painting of the people, missions, churches and artifacts became a consuming passion and the focus of his spiritual journey.  Bob’s floral paintings are inspired by vases purchased throughout his travels.  The voluptuous vases with their beautiful flowers and sensuous backgrounds seduce the eye of the viewer.

Bob created the look of fine oils in his pastel paintings through his masterful manipulation of sunlight and shadow.

Many of Bob’s paintings have received local and international recognition and awards.


Tuesday-Friday: 10am-5pm • Saturday: 11am-5pm • Closed Sunday and Monday

Fine Art • Antiques • Old West Collectibles