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Bob Gurney working "en plein air"

Demonstrations are held at the Society, 101 Woronora Parade Oatley West NSW 2223
on the 2nd Saturday of each month, 2.00 to 4.30pm and include afternoon tea.
The fee is $8.00 for members and $10.00 for non members.
You don't need to book for this activity.

October 14th 
Bob Gurney will demonstrate a Landscape in Oils using
a limited pallette

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Bob Gurney was born in Sydney in 1944 and resides at Camden, NSW.

Drawing since early childhood, copying his favourite comic heroes & characters, and making his
own private comic strips, he continued to draw portraits and the world around him.

After attending a Life Drawing and Lettering courses at East Sydney Technical College
(now the National Art School) from the age of sixteen, he commenced occasional sign writing,
drawing portraits, city and landscapes, and animals up to 1991 before finally taking up the brush. 
He then commenced portraiture and still life painting for several years in oils and acrylics under
tuition of Archibald and Doug Moran finalist Dave Thomas

He has since been tutored and guided by many renowned  Australian artists, and regularly attends
workshops to learn the various mediums and continually hone his technical knowledge.

Proficient in oils, acrylics, drawing and pen & wash; Bob’s work now consists mainly of land and
seascapes, with occasional human and animal portraiture, in which he has developed a
realist approach.

Bob is a co-founder of the Macarthur Art Group (2006); a member of the Friends of Campbelltown
Arts Centre (previously the Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery); Oatley 101 Society
of Artists Inc., Liverpool Art Society, and was a major participant in the painting of Miss
Llewella Davies OAM for the Camden Council Peoplescape project in 2001.

He has held a two-man exhibition at the Upstairs Gallery in Gallery Art Studios (Emily Cottage),
Campbelltown; an eight-person exhibition at Campbelltown Arts Centre, and exhibits regularly
in art exhibitions locally and nationwide.

Bob is a popular selling artist whose works are represented in private and corporate collections
in Australia and overseas and is available for private commissions and demonstrations and
workshops to art groups and community organisations.

He tutors locally in his Camden studio, and conducted his ArtCare Courier Service business for
15 years until early 2012 after a career of 22 years as a Private Investigator and Commercial
Agent.  His art courier business (which included extensive travelling in New South Wales
and Victoria) afforded inspiration and the opportunity for the collation of material for future
artworks, as well as the opportunity to constantly be in touch with fellow artists. 
He is an avid “en plein air” painter whenever time permits.

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More Demos for 2017:
November 11th - Tanner Tan - Watercolour