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Robert Bucknell is an award winning  artist with more than 50 years experience working as a commercial and fine artist.   He began painting signs in the 70's while studying art in college and  owned sign businesses in Sacramento and Carson City, Nevada.  As he began  developing his skills as a muralist and fine artist, he was strongly influenced by the works  of Salvador Dali,  Maxfield Parrish, Alphonse Mucha, Jan Vermeer, and Norman Rockwell. 


In the late 90's Robert transitioned into full time mural painting and spent more than 20 years traveling extensively 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.

Recently retired from mural painting,  Robert  has turned his attention back to oil painting with a preference for 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 carried by The Genoa Gallery in Genoa, Nevada.   His work is also on exhibit for sale at the Nevada State Legislature in Carson City until June 1, 2023

Robert and his wife Diane live in Carson City, Nevada and have owned Bucknell Arts since 1989.   


Oil Painters of America

National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society

Nevada Artists Association


Nevada Artists Association Gallery 

New Years Show - Featured Artist - January 1, 2023 - February 10, 2023

Brewery Arts Center

449 W King St - Carson City, NV

The Genoa Gallery

2292 Main St. #101

Genoa, Nevada 89411

Nevada State Legislature

401 S Carson St, 2nd Floor Carson City,  NV

February 6 - June 5 2023


Best use of Light and Color (Morning Coffee) - National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society

2023 Spring Online Juried Competition

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

1st Place - Oil painting (Nummer Acht)  2023 - Winter Show - Nevada Artists Association

Best of Show (Fire & Ice)  2022 - Nevada Day Show,  Nevada Artist's Association



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