With the Governor's Art Show behind us, we wanted to take one more moment to shine a light on some of the amazing talent we saw this year and hope to see again next year.
January Day, oil, 36" x 48"
Looking at the world with a different eye, James Biggers looks for more than merely seeing the natural beauty of a scene. He tries to find the emotions that are tied up within a subject and portray those in his paintings. It is through the heart of the painting that he makes the emotional connection with the viewer that he feels is essential in great art.
The Gray Ghost, bronze, 24” x 43” x 23"
Daniel’s early passion for both the arts and animals flourished even as a young teenager. He worked for veterinarians, researchers in California and Mexico and, while attending Colorado State University and Minneapolis College of Art and Design, lived in the rainforest of Panama illustrating for the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
Full of inspiration, Colorado has been his home for more than 40 years, but the lure of wild places has taken him across the globe.
Deer in Shadow, oil, 36"x48"
Desmond O’Hagan was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, and was raised in the United States. He paints in oils and pastels, and specializes in figurative, urban, interior, and landscape themes. In 2018, he was awarded Eminent Pastelist status from International Assoc. of Pastel Societies (IAPS) and is a member of IAPS’ “Master Circle.” O’Hagan is also a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America, and is listed in Who’s Who in American Art.
Box Set, oil, 48” x 36”
Gregory was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1986 and moved to Colorado at an early age. During his childhood, he attended a Waldorf school where he discovered a love of painting, sculpture, music, and the natural world. He continued to develop his skill as an artist and musician while growing up near the small mining and ranching town of Oak Creek, Colorado, and then while earning his BA in biology at Colorado College.