SIAG March Artist of the Month – Rob Bavier

Rob Bavier grew up on the water. He comes from a family of sailors with both his father and grandfather having participated in The America’s Cup. His father skippered the Constellation in 1964 in a successful Cup defense. His summers were spent racing in renowned races such as the Block Island races. Rob no longer races, but the captivating seas with their infinite beauty has inspired his artwork.

Trained as an architect, Rob did many watercolor renderings of his designs during his career. He developed it into an art form and paints in oils, watercolors and pastels.

He now paints in his ocean community of Seabrook Island where he holds the Vice President position at the Seabrook Island Artist Guild. Most Thursdays he can be found gathering artists to join him on his beloved Plein air painting days.

Rob’s accolades include receiving best in show awards as well as best in watercolor awards in various juried shows. He was invited by the Marlborough Arts Center to present a one-man show titled “Sea Change”.

Rob is member of The American Society of Marine Artists and Oil Painters of America. He most recently had his work juried and accepted into their 2021 salon of oil painters.

Please join Rob Bavier at The Lake House on March 2 for the Artist of the Month reception from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

To learn more about the Seabrook Island Artist Guild, events, workshops and membership, visit the website at

-Submitted by Meg Homeier, SIAG

(Image credit: SIAG)