Bob Gherardi is a contemporary realist painter. His favorite subjects are the environment and people in the world around him. In his paintings, he captures the great beauty in the forgotten stories longing to be told. His work is characterized with bold realism possessing arresting detail combined with dynamic brush strokes and palette knife swipes. His award winning paintings can be seen in various publications. Most recently, his work is featured on the cover of the Art Buzz™ 2013 where he was awarded top honor. They are also featured in the books,The Powerfully Beautiful and The Art of Manwhich both reside in Watson's Library in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. Many fineart collections worldwide contain multiple Bob Gherardi paintings. He received his BFA from Syracuse University. He was born in New Jersey where he currently resides.