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Robert Bucknell is an award winning artist with a long career in commercial artBorn 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


The Genoa Gallery

2292 Main St. #101

Genoa, Nevada 89411

Nevada Artists Association Gallery 

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



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