Robert Bucknell is an award winning artist with a long career in commercial art. Born in Colorado and raised in Sacramento, he began painting signs and murals in the 70's while studying art in college. Mostly self-taught, he was influenced by the realism of Salvador Dali, Maxfield Parrish, Alphonse Mucha, and Norman Rockwell.
Robert moved his family to Carson City in 1989 and started Bucknell Arts with his wife Diane. In the late 90's he transitioned into full time mural painting and spent more than 20 years traveling throughout the US and also South Africa painting large scale landscape and wildlife murals for natural history exhibits. His murals have been displayed in public, government, residential, and commercial places, including more than 30 Cabela's Sporting Goods Stores.
Now retired from traveling for mural painting, Robert has turned his attention back to oil painting with a preference for hyper-realism. His fine art was previously carried by James Harold Galleries at the Boatworks in Tahoe City, California; Art for the Home, South Shore, Lake Tahoe, and Lone Tree Gallery in Minden, Nevada.
Robert's art is currently carried by The Genoa Gallery in Genoa, Nevada.
Oil Painters of America
National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society
Nevada Artists Association
GALLERIES & EXHIBITS
2292 Main St. #101
Genoa, Nevada 89411
Spirit of America Show
June 17 - July 28 2023
New Years Show - Featured Artist
January 1, 2023 - February 10, 2023
Brewery Arts Center
449 W King St - Carson City, NV
Nevada State Legislature
401 S Carson St, 2nd Floor Carson City, NV
February 6 - June 5 2023
Best of Show and People's Choice (American Beauty)
2023 - Spirit of America Show - Nevada Artists Association.
Best Still Life (Morning Coffee) - Plein Air Magazine - April 2023 - International Salon
Best use of Light and Color (Morning Coffee) - National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society
2023 Spring Online International Exhibit
Best Landscape (Job's Peak- Genoa, Nevada) - PleinAir Magazine - March 2023 - International Salon
Honorable Mention (Living Water - Lake Tahoe) - PleinAir Magazine - March 2023 - International Salon
Honorable Mention (Fire & Ice - Sand Harbor) - PleinAir Magazine - March 2023 - International Salon
People's Choice Award (Fire & Ice) 2023 - New Year's Show - Nevada Artist's Association
4th Place - (Black Forest Beauty) - Art Masters March 2023 Exhibition - Top Art Awards
1st Place - Oil painting (Number Eight) 2023 - Winter Show - Nevada Artists Association
Best of Show (Fire & Ice) 2022 - Nevada Day Show, Nevada Artist's Association