Resumé and artist’s statement


330 Stone Mill Trl
Sandy Springs, GA 30328-2117;;


► Print, web page design ► Painting in acrylics ► Online journalism


Many years’ experience as a writer or columnist for professional publications
Three years’ experience as chairman of the Visual Arts department at the University of North Florida
Successful college-level educator and workshop leader
Talented publication designer
Invited presenter on web site design to 5th International WWW Conference in Paris (1996)


►Painting: Multiple years of experience as a painter in oils and acrylics. Most are now in private collections.
►Art Administration: Three years as chair of the Visual Arts Dept., University of North Florida


►Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the Media and Communications
►Outstanding Young Man in America (U.S. Jaycees)
►National Teaching Award in Design and Graphics
►selected as first alternate in a juried competition by the Torpedo Factory Artist’s Assn. (Alexandria, VA)
►writing (non-fiction) grant from The Freedom Forum, Washington, D.C., among others.
►Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Tau Alpha honor societies.


►Ph.D., Communication, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville; M.A., B.A., English, Cal St. Long Beach
►Project Management certificate, University of North Florida Continuing Education


2013: Advertising design workshop, Times-Review Newspapers, Mattituck, NY.
2013: Advertising design workshop, New York Press Association, Albany, NY.
2012: Publication design and InDesign training, Ulsterrific News, New York.



Robert Bohle, From News to Newsprint. 2nd edition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1992, 1984.
Robert Bohle, Publication Design for Editors, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1990.

Professional Works (selected)

Robert Bohle, blog, (acrylic abstracts)
Robert Bohle, blog,
Robert Bohle, News Design School blog, (in process of being dismantled)
Robert Bohle, “The effects of ocean toxins on marine mammals,”
Robert Bohle, “Design Darwinism, Morphogenesis and Memes,” 8/06; Design, Unlike Art, Can Be Good or Bad,” 11/08, (no longer live)
Robert Bohle, “How we read: why good typography is important,” DESIGN, Winter 1995 (54), 16-18. DESIGN


1995-2015: University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL. (Chair, Communications, Visual Arts)
1983-95: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.

Artist’s statement

Painting usually is an act of discovery with me, i.e., I often don’t know what is going to happen when I pull out another blank canvas. My favorite paintings come as a delightful surprise. I use mostly acrylics because I love how the paint looks after it is dry, the flatness of the color. I love the various mediums I can use with acrylics. They can add another dimension — both literally and figuratively — to the work.

I paint mostly abstracts because I want the paint itself – the color, consistency, value, shapes, etc. – to communicate viscerally to the viewer. Representational art can rely on responses to the familiar in our world. Rather I want to “say something” to the reader — sometimes in a whisper, sometime with a slap of the face. Also, I try to give each canvas something to look at from afar, as well as some visual reward for getting up close to the work.

Finally, I enjoy working in big sizes with big brushes and bold colors. I am a bit of an introvert in life; I like my paintings to be loud and extraverted. I also have suffered with Parkinson’s Disease for the past 17 years. The jagged edges that appear in my paintings represent the interface now between the universe and me.

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