Tampa, FL, 33611
Gurney C. Passant currently works and lives in Tampa, Florida but he was born and raised in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, Illinois. His art interest began at a very young age and continued to present time. Gurney often remembers the cold – long rides in his Mom’s VW Bug or AMC Gremlin to his art sessions in Barrington, Illinois.
The passion for painting was rekindled after his trips to India the past few years. Gurney admired the work by artists living in the Chennai, India artist village named Cholamandal – http://www.cholamandalartistsvillage.org/. The explosion of colors reflected from the villages, clothing, and Indian holidays inspires most of his current work. Gurney’s favorite artists include Picasso, Monet, Nagel, Seurat, and his favorite – Vincent Van Gogh.