About the Artist
My art is an ongoing exploration into and beyond the impressionist movement through oil on canvas. Bold colors layered and woven in deliberate brush strokes deliver a physiological spark, while light captured across matter and air serve to draw in and calm. I seek out cityscapes and landscapes at dusk and dawn to capture the light at its richest and most interesting moments. I am heavily influenced by the impressionist masters, Monet and Signac, but deviate from the impressionist movement in the deliberate nature of my work, and significant time attributed to each painting. Planning of color, form, and layers is followed by computer renderings, and then sketches, until the final product stares back at me and soothes my soul in the way that I seek to give others.
Rob Buntin is an oil painter raised in the southern United States, where his passion for art was apparent at a young age. His skills progressed as he initiated the first advanced placement art classes in his high school and subsequently presented perfect scores. Buntin went on to study at Furman University in South Carolina, where his exposure to Olof Sorensen’s love for color spawned a new dimension of artistic exploration. Despite Buntin’s focus on art, he also studied computer science. He went on to build software systems line by line, coding hundreds of thousands of lines of code over two decades. Over the years his creative drive began to take over, and nights painting eventually lead to half-days, and ultimately full time art reigned.
In 2006 Buntin married former Furman classmate, Nicole Judd, who shares an intense appreciation for art. Their home in France is plastered with paintings by their 10 year old, Marley, and their seven year old, Truus.
Buntin’s work exposes a passion for color and an intimate study of light, where landscapes and cityscapes are arresting in both color and concept. The years of programming, of organization, planning, and structure, are apparent in his deliberate methodology today and take impressionism to a new level. Thirty years of painting has taken him throughout the United States and Europe. His artworks have been featured in magazines and newspapers, and reside in galleries, restaurants, medical schools, government buildings, and private collections around the world. He can be found today in his studio in Clermont-Ferrand, France.