Bob’s painting journey
Bob Durnford first picked up a paintbrush 7 years ago. The passionate volunteer had been working with a group of artists to set up a painting group for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS).
“I gained inspiration by watching people with various disabilities, and after 21 years I decided that I’d have a go at painting myself,” said Bob.
Inspired by seascapes and landscapes, Bob’s ability quickly grew.
“I was surprised that many of my paintings were sold at several exhibitions,” he said.
“I was influenced by NASA telescope photographs, so I decided to give astral paintings a go. Luckily enough, one of those paintings was also sold at an exhibition at Federation Square, which was run by State Trustees.”
Residents and staff at Lower Plenty Garden Views (VIC) were able to see Bob in action when he came to the home for respite care following an operation.
“I’ve also been able to spend quality time with my wife Barbara, who is a resident at the home.”