Dean's Stylized Art
Dean's Stylized  Art
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Thank You,
Dean

Art is Power. Art generates the energy and excitement that creates commitment and persistence in the actions required to be creative, productive and successful, encouraging others on their journey through life by providing an oasis of joy and tranquility. 

Welcome to my Studio! 

Please feel free to spend a little time hanging out in my studio gallery. It is a privilege to be able to provide you with quality paintings and perhaps some relief from the crazy world around you. 


Dean has been engaged with artistic endeavors all his life. His first memory of artistic enlightenment was in the fourth grade when his teacher assigned him to help with a mural for a class project. His first oil painting was done in college. It consisted of some cloth draperies, a silver pitcher and a rustic brick. The final painting was a very pleasant surprise and is still in his private collection.

In the early 70’s Dean enrolled in the Norman Rockwell course and studied with some of the leading commercial artists in New York City. Dean also took private instruction with a professional artist in Rockford, Illinois named David Fox. His earliest  paintings were done in oil. Dean did a great deal of self study by reading instructional books, picking the brains of professional artists and exploring the mediums of gouch,  pastel and oils.

Dean also studied color at the Columbus College of Art and Design. The class taught Mussel's color theory. One of his assignments was chosen to travel in the school’s summer exhibition.  Dean also studied studio art with professional artist, Dr. Richard Harsh. Dr. Harsh assisted with the murals at the arch in St. Louis, Missouri, and specialized in rendering historic buildings in charcoal and graphite. 

Dean was privileged to spend time with nationally recognized wildlife artist, Rod Lawrence. Rod critiqued Dean’s watercolor paintings and encouraged him to start showing his work. With Rod’s encouragement Dean was able to get his work into several galleries in the Traverse City, Michigan area.

Dean’s work has been shown in a number of shows around Richmond, Virginia. His abstract watercolors were on display at the Medical College of Virginia and St. Mary’s Hospital, the Tuckahoe Library and Starbucks in Innsbrook, as well as the Crossroad’s  Gallery and Offices in Innsbrook.

Dean was also part of the Shockoe Bottom Art Center in Richmond, Virginia where he met a number of talented professional artists from the region.

Dean’s most recent series of paintings are stylized landscapes in acrylic. Dean has also done series in watercolor ranging from realistic trees and landscapes to house portraits and abstract paintings exploring color and value.

 

Contact Dean at: dcollings@maxlp.com
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