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Blake Hall

My KISS attire is officially donned, and I even have a few candles lit as I sit here wondering how many lives Bob has touched - if not changed - for the best.

(I include myself in that group)

Bob, this is your day - happy 36th.

Thursday, January 27, 2005, 11:47 p.m.
Eddy Patterson
Austin, Texas

Happy Birthday my Brother….

Jackson Pollock once said about his art that “every painting had its own life” and if that’s true and I think it is; then Bobby’s life was one of the most beautiful paintings ever painted.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank so many for all your love and support honoring Bobby’s life. I can’t tell you enough how comforting it is to have such wonderful friends during this difficult time.

Today is a special day; to again, remember the impact Bobby’s life had on us all. Bobby was the most unique, wonderful, caring, and talented person I have ever known. We were blessed to have him in our lives.

I want to also thank Kirsten for her spirit, courage, and dedication. And Matt, thank you for this wonderful website so we can all can acknowledge and reflect on Bobby’s legacy. I especially want to thank my loving parents for my life that continues to be filled daily with their strength, compassion, and most of all love - what a wonderful gift.

For those interested in purchasing Bobby’s art, and I think a more appropriate word would be donation, will go towards creating a foundation in his name. The foundation will go towards inspiring, supporting, and touching other artists who may be in need. For those interested please contact me @

I miss you my brother….Happy Birthday.

Love to you all,


Thursday, January 27, 2005, 10:52 p.m.
Aunt MaryAnn, Uncle Bill

An appropriate tribute to sweet Bobby. Love. Mary Ann and Bill

Thursday, January 27, 2005, 9:04 p.m.
Tommy E. Patterson
Lubbock, TX

Bobby was born 36 years ago this date. Although too short we are thankful to have had him for that period of time. It is comforting for us to read the nice things you people have to say about our Son, as am sure many more to follow. Each of you , that knew Bobbby as a friend, are to be congratulated for helping to mold the genuine personality of this magnificent artist. I once had a coach that said, "play your hardest the entire game...leaving nothing on the field at the whistle." Bobby left nothing.

But.....We should all be as fortunate to have:
Friends like you...
A Lover like Kirsten...
A Brother like Eddy...
And a Mother like Jeannie...

I Love you and miss you Bob.......Dad.

Thursday, January 27, 2005, 11:26 a.m.
Adan Lerma
Austin, Tx

Always an encourager, always a feeling of an energy barely contained, Robert was the first to consistently validate my own notion I'm on the right track. How does one say thanks now, except with a quiet, "thank you."

Thursday, January 27, 2005, 7:53 a.m.
Michael Marks

I had the pleasure of meeting Bobby after he opened Austin Modern. He was an intelligent and good natured human being as well as a great artist. I was fortunate to purchase one of his works and it has become the favorite in my collection. He will be greatly missed.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005, 2:07 p.m.
Craig Hutcheson
Goldens Bridge, NY

I never had the pleasure of meeting Bobby personally but my wife lovingly gave me one of his last pieces. Apparently hours were spent on the phone between Bobby and Gail and the result is Bobby's beautiful interpretation of "us." You can see Bobby standing next to our piece under the "Inspirational Abstract" link on this website. I can't begin to explain what the painting means to Gail and me. I can only hope Bobby can feel our appreciation and admiration for his genius. And Kirsten, a special thank you to you.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005, 1:21 p.m.
Abbas Kazerounian
San Diego

I was not aware of Robert Ellis Patterson until very recently but i can only say that I was privilaged to see his work on his site. I am taken back by the depth, meaning and aesthetic beauty that this collection communicates to me. Simply awsome.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005, 12:36 p.m.
Gina Brackett Beck

I was too young to remember the first time we meet, maybe 3,4, 7 or 12. Growing up in Lubbock would not have been (don't laugh) kind of fun if not for him. As Kathy said, we could have fun in a cradboard box. Bobby, as well as others, taught us how. Bobby, as Wille wrote, you are my buddy, my pal and my friend. You will be always in my heart, wherever I take you.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005, 7:46 p.m.
Caro Levenson
Lubbock, TX

So delightful to be able to pull this up and look at it any time. What a gift, thank you!

Tuesday, January 25, 2005, 11:59 a.m.
Kirsten Orr

“Amazing” does not do him justice. He started an art form - something completely new, special, unique - just like him. He was a master at everything creative - singing, dancing, acting, writing, painting.

His passion for life and for love was contagious. He lived every second of his life to its fullest. Bobby did everything with reckless abandon - fearing nothing, feeling everything, loving all.

I am blessed because I was loved by him; I am a better person because of him.

He was, is, and ever shall be the absolute love of my life.

Monday, January 24, 2005, 11:42 p.m.

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