Bob Vorel is a graduate of the Fine Arts College at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, where he received a BFA in design. Following graduation, he enjoyed working as a sculptor and painter. He has worked in the arts field professionally as a graphic designer, photographer, writer, wood worker, publisher and art director. As publisher and art director he founded a blues music magazine entitled Blues Revue, which he started in1990 and sold in 2003 as the world’s largest circulated blues music publication. With the sale of the magazine he has been able to give full time to painting in watercolors, acrylics and oils.
Mr. Vorel has attended workshops with some of the best contemporary painters working today; including John Leone, Ed Cooper, Janet Rogers, Sara Linda Poly, and Mel Stabin. He is a member of the Mid Atlantic Plein Aire Painters Association (MAPAPA); the Arts and Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County (AHA); Friday Painters (Shepherdstown WV); the Shenandoah Valley Painters Association (Winchester, VA.), and is an exhibiting member of the Boca Grande, FL., Art Alliance. Mr. Vorel has exhibited at one-man shows and group shows in the Shepherdstown, Leesburg, Millwood, VA., and Boca Grande areas and recently had his work accepted in the Cumberland Valley Artists exhibition at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.
Mr. Vorel’s home and studio are located in Boca Grande, Fl. Inquiries are always welcome at: firstname.lastname@example.org and 304-579-5100.