Attended the Burnley School of Professional art in Seattle Washington and in 1959 began my art career at the Boeing Company as Art Director for the Bomarc Service News monthly publication. In 1962 I joined the Advertising Art team at the Seattle Times Newspaper, soon becoming the department director. Later I was employed as Creative Director for Computer Graphics, a Seattle company that prepared graphics for Seattle Magazine along with other publications.
After more than 10 years as a professional artist I changed my career path , attending the Vancouver School of Theology in B. C. Canada, July 10, 1974 I was ordained a Priest in the Episcopal Church. While serving the church I continued to create art for various purposes, including the National Church Convention in Seattle, WA. I retired from full-time church ministry in 2001.
I studied at workshops with Master Artists, Carl Brenders , Terry Isaac, Jack Hines, Adele Earnshaw, Joe Garcia and Lee Cabel, My art has been featured at the Cape May Birding Festival and at the Theler Wetlands in Belfair, WA., and in Galleries throughout the State of Washington, Oregon and California. Most recently Gallery North in Edmonds and the Wise Designz Gallery in Everett. You may view his art at www.bobdunnartist.com and the Camano Art Association during the Studio Tour on June 25 ,26 and 27. I presently serve on the CAA Board of Directors..
As a wildlife and nature artist I enjoy wonderful opportunities. Moments of flight, or moments that capture the animal just before it flashes away. I try to capture actions that portray the character of the animal or bird.in just the right natural setting. I paint in a style that is fluid and moving while retaining the accuracy of fur and feathers. Working in watercolor and gouache or acrylic, my goal is to show wildlife and the natural environment in ways that enrich our appreciation for the beauty of God’s Creation.
It is with great joy that I can say that I have met every animal and bird I painted, and many of them in the wild. I have also had the pleasure of painting many pets and domestic animals, sharing the happiness that their human partners have known.