R. Gonda 815-370-7625
'Rounding the Bend' oil painting

...the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
Ecclesiastes 9:11

After 40 plus years of working as an artist at print shops, ad agencies, and freelancing, I came to the conclusion that I am not necessarily the swiftest, nor the strongest when it comes to artwork (There is always someone better). However, time and chance, have given me ample opportunities to use my God given talent. For example: an oil portrait of Gwendolyn Brooks, Poet Laureate of Illinois; numerous other portraits, caricatures and pet portraits; Wall Murals; Newspaper & Magazine ads/Brochures/Mailers; Logo Designs; Internet e-mail blasts; Internet banner animation; and Advertising Illustrations.

If by chance, you are in need of any of my artistic capabilities displayed in this website, please contact me via email bob@gonda-art.com or call me at 815-370-7625. Thanks!