3119 Falling Cedars Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Bob Gunn began his career as a photographer with 35mm film, and then he embraced digital technology in 2000. It was also at this time that he enjoyed his first commercial success and considered the possibility of starting a new career. Utilizing friends as models he entered the forum of artistic nudes while continuing his landscape and portrait work.
While in New York his artistic focus was the human form in primarily in black and white and sepia tones with the addition of shadowing to aid the viewer’s focus. Bob relocated to Chapel Hill from New York in 2006 where the natural beauty of North Carolina captured his imagination. Nature challenged his ability to capture moving (and flying) subjects “on their turf”. The natural evolution was to blend the artistic human form with the everyday natural beauty that is ever present in his environment. The essence of Bob’s work speaks of serenity and calmness; the human form at rest or in a contemplative state.
Bob first exhibit, entitled Nudes and Nature, in Raleigh at the Litmus Gallery & Studios in April, 2008. He has been a featured artist in Hennen’s Observer for April, 2010 as well as selected as “Emerging New Artist” at the Raleigh ArtSpeak in September of 2008.
In recent years the artist has become a regular contributor to the Exposed: Nudes in the Arts exhibition held at the Litmus Gallery as well as an annual contributor to the Works of the Heart charity. He joined the Carolina Nature Photographer’s Association in September of 2008. He facilitates workshops with attendees from around the country and sells his nature work in several local establishments and local art/craft shows. His studio is located at his home in Chapel Hill.
His submission to the Raleigh Fine Arts Society, “By the Creek” provides a play of light, shadow and water as a man harmonizes with the natural world that surrounds him on a beautiful day in the woods. This piece won in the category of Photography for 2011.