Bio

Artist Statement:
My art is a reflection of my passion for the landscape, animals and people of the West. I am a self taught artist and these thoughts/ visions are purely my own.

I start with a very small rough thumbnail sketch to get the composition right and then go directly to canvas. Once I know where the lighting is coming from the rest is a playground of abstraction. Using a palette knife I start to apply spontaneous strokes of thick oil paint, one on top of the other. I do not think about it, I just react to the paint and the emotional energy within myself. After applying many layers of paint, new shapes, colors and images appear and a buffalo or rugged mountain landscape starts to emerge through the paint. I sometimes add two or three colors onto the palette knife, just to see what will happen.

By working in this wet on wet technique, the joy for me is making new discoveries with each painting. I don’t have set colors or details in mind, it could look many different ways. It’s not a matter of looking right, it’s a matter of feeling right. Each stroke of color is a journey and I embrace the mistakes to find the beauty and live in the moment of every painting created.

My goal is to convey constant motion, spiritual energy and show absolute beauty in creating my own personal vision of Colorado and the Southwest.

Biography
My home and studio are nestled next to the beautiful Rocky Mountains near Roxborough Park, Colorado. I have been an artist and illustrator for over twenty five years and lived in Colorado for most of my life. Previously I was a freelance illustrator and created illustrations for national advertising agencies, design firms and publications. Some of my clients included IBM, Coors Light, Kodak International, McGraw-Hill Publishing and American Express.

For the last six years I have been been teaching at various colleges as a adjunct instructor and developing this style of oil painting. I have been selling these new contemporary oil paintings here in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico. and Oklahoma

Represented by:

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Road
Indian Hills CO 804650
http://miradafineart.com/

Wilde Myer Gallery
4142 N. Marshall Way
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

3001 E. Skyline Drive
Tucson, Arizona 85718
http://wildemeyer.com/

Marigold Arts
424 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
 http://marigoldarts.com

Natural Accents Gallery
114 S. Plaza
Taos, New Mexico 87571
 http://naturalaccentsoftaos.com

Lovetts Gallery
6528 E. 51st St
Tulsa, Ok 74145
http://lovettsgallery.com

Tracy Miller Gallery
16 Ruxton Ave.
Manitou Springs, Colorado 80829
http://tracymillergallery.com

 

 

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Exhibitions:

2017

Lovett’s Gallery
10-16-2017
The Good, The Bad and the WTF Group Showing Opening night October 21st

Mirada Fine Art Gallery
08-04-2017
“Natural Elements” 3 Person show, Opening night October 6th 6-9pm, show runs through the October 31

Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock
07-24-2017
28th Annual Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock Colorado
September 9-10

Wilde Meyer Gallery
05-30-2017
“Celebrate Summer” Group showing, July 2-August 2

Tracy Miller Gallery
05-05-2017
“Cowboys and Indians” May 19 – June 15

Lovetts Gallery
05-05-2017
“Mirror Mirror” June 10th Opening, group showing

Art Students League Summer Show
05-05-2017
“27th Annual Summer Show” June 10th and 11th 200 Grant Street, Denver

Wilde Meyer Gallery
04-06-2017
“Wild Things” April 6th – April29th

Mirada Fine Art
03-27-2017
” Calm In The Storm” Group showing of the core artists, show runs April 1-31

Wilde Meyer Gallery
01-05-2017
“Oil and Acrylics” Show begins January 8th, runs through February 1st

2016
 Mirada Fine Art, Indian Hills CO
“Wild” and “Storytellers – Group Shows

Art Students League of Denver Summer Show

25th Annual Castle Rock Artfest, Castle Rock CO

Wilde Meyer Gallery, Tucson and Scottsdale AZ –
Group Showings in both galleries

2015

Art Students League of Denver Summer Show

24th Annual Castle Rock Artfest, Castle Rock CO

Wilde Meyer Gallery, Tucson and Scottsdale AZ –
Group Showings in both galleries

2014

Art Students League of Denver Summer Show

23th Annual Castle Rock Artfest, Castle Rock CO

Wilde Meyer Gallery, Tucson and Scottsdale AZ –
Group Showings in both galleries

2013

Art Students League of Denver Summer Show

Wilde Meyer Gallery, Tucson AZ – Group Showing

2012

Great Western Art Gallery, Denver CO

Art Students League of Denver Summer Show
 
Part of a group showing10th Annual Lone Tree Art Exhibition  

 

Award Highlights:

Society of Illustrator’s of Los Angeles Competition – Work for American Spirit’s national advertising campaign accepted.

Pastel Society of New Mexico’s National Competition –
National fine art competition.Two pieces accepted and
“Light of Day” won an award of excellence.

client list
IBM
Kodak International
Leo Burnett U.S.A.
American Express
Bolle’
Coors
McGraw-Hill Publishing
American Spirit
Coors Light
Century Link Communications
Wynkoop Brewing
Integer Group