Welcome to the web site of Bob Arns, known to the art world as Mutin.



Bob Arns is an artist working primarily in acrylics.

He spent his professional career in the academic world, and is Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Vermont, former Dean of the College of Engineering and Mathematics, and former Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

However, unknown to all but family and a very few friends, he had a secret private life as an artist. Bob has always painted. Early in his academic career, he was advised to drop his painting, as if he were known to be an artist he would never be taken seriously as a scientist. He did not give up painting. He just took it under cover. He continued quietly to paint but adopted the nom d'artiste Mutin.

In 2015, Artists' Mediums, after framing a number of Bob's paintings, offered him a one-man show. He accepted the offer and became an acknowledged artist. The public response encouraged him to establish a studio and keep his work in the public eye. Bob's work, now spanning sixty years of painting, has embraced many genres. At this point, working at the intersection of his life as a physicist and his life as an artist, much of his art is inspired by the images from the Hubble Space Telescope.

Bob is painting now at Roadhouse Studios, recently established in Shelburne at 207 Webster Road.
His studio is open by chance or appointment: mutinvt@aol.com or (802) 658-6465.





To arrange to see and / or purchase a painting,please to contact us.



The Cosmos

"Twenty-six years ago the Hubble Space Telescope was launched into earth orbit, giving astronomers
an unprecedented view of the cosmos and a new way to study galactic evolution.

My current series of Hubble paintings celebrates the beauty revealed by the space telescope."




Hubble Fantasy II
30"x30"
Acrylic
2015
$1,800








Hubble Fantasy III
36" x 36"
Acrylic
2016
$2,500






Hubble Fantasy IV
24"x 24"
Acrylic
2016
$950









Hubble Fantasy V
24"x24"
Acrylic
2016
$950








"Arc I"
Pre-Hubble
Oil on canvas
Framed dimensions 41" x 33"
1969
$1,750








Hubble I
Acrylic
2013
$1,800








Hubble II
Acrylic
2013
Private collection








Hubble III
Acrylic
2015






"Hubble IV"
Acrylic
$1,800








"Hubble V"
Private Collection







Hubble VI

Hubble VI
2015
Private collection








Golden Fantasy
38" x 30"
Acrylic
2015
$2,200.









Life in Space
24" x 24"
Acrylic
2015
$950








Sunsets





"Sunset I"
Acrylic
Not For Sale






"Sunset II"
Acrylic
Framed dimensions 25" x 19"
Private Collection




     


"Two Sunsets" (pair)
Acrylic
Private Collection





"Sunset V"
Acrylic
$600







Sunset and Birches







Personalities




"Harlequin"
Oil on canvas, sculpted surface
Framed dimensions 33¼" x 23¼"
1966
$950






"Kabuki"
Oil on Masonite with partially sculpted surface
Framed dimensions 37" x 29¾"
$2000




"The Orator"
Acrylic on canvas over board
Framed dimensions 30¾" x 14¾"
$900




"Cardinal Raimondo Capizzucchi"
Oil
Framed dimensions 20" x 16"
1965
$850





"Woman and Dog"
Oil on Masonite, sculpted surface
Framed dimensions 28" x 14"
$750





Trees And Flowers





"Nearby Birch"
Acrylic on canvas
Framed dimensions 37⅝" x 31⅝"
$1,800
Private Collection





"Single Birch"
Acrylic
$750






"Hyacinths"
Acrylic on canvas
Unframed dimensions 18x18
2011
$400
Private Collection







"Bowl of Vegetables"
Oil on Masonite
Framed dimensions 25" x 21"
$750





"A Single Flower"
Acrylic
Framed dimensions 21 3/8" x 21 3/8"
2012
$650





"Thorn Tree"
Indian Springs
Oil on Masonite, sculpted surface
Framed dimensions 24" x 16"
1965
$750





"Flower Power"
Oil and Acrylic
Private Collection





"Old Man's Beard"
Acrylic
Framed dimensions 39" x 27"
$1,800




Weather




Storm at the Shore
Acrylic
2012
Not for sale








"Storm at Shore II"
Acrylic on canvas
Framed dimensions 16" x 24"
2012
$750





"Storm at Shore III"
Acrylic




"Rough Weather" (pair)
Acrylic
2014
$900





"Goldau Fantasy, Switzerland"
Acrylic on canvas
Framed dimensions 26½" x 32½"
2005
$950





"Reflections"
Oil on Masonite with sculpted surface.
$2500





"Bright Autumn"
Acrylic
$600





"Birch Wood in Autumn"
Acrylic on canvas
Framed dimensions 18" x 18"
Private Collection




Abstracts




"Homage to Pollock"
Oil
$600





"Red"
Oil
Framed dimensions 36" x 24"
$650
Private Collection





"Trio"
Oil on canvas
Framed dimensions 35¾" x 26⅝"
1963
$850






"Dawn and the Awakening"
Oil on canvas
Unframed dimensions 40" x 30"
1965
$2000





"Dance of the Colors"
Acrylic on canvas
Framed dimensions 16¾" x 20¼"
2013
$650





Energy
Acrylic 2010
$2,000




Other Works






The Arns Vineyard, Reil, Germany.
Oil.
Not For Sale





"Two Cats Looking Out"
Acrylic on canvas
Framed dimensions 19" x 15"
2000
Private Collection








"Phantom"
Oil
Framed dimensions 18 ⅝" x 18⅝"
1964
$650





"Coeur d'Alène"
Acrylic on canvas
Framed dimensions 28" x 13⅞"
2011
Private Collection





"Flee, the Hunter is Coming"
Oil on Masonite, sculpted surface
Framed dimensions 14¼" x 32¼"
1964
$550





"Cock Fight"
Oil
$750





"First Painting"
Oil
1955
Not For Sale





"Gothic Interior"
Oil
Not For Sale









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