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 WaterhouseGallery Lindsay Bittner Graham

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Working Mares
8 x 8 Oil $700


Drawing and painting has been Lindsey's passion since childhood. Born and raised in Louisville, Ky, she began studying and sketching horses at a young age while learning to ride and working in stables after school. Her ability to capture an animal's expressiveness through drawing led her to study illustration indepth while attending college.

Legendenary artists such as Bernie Fuchs, who possessed an innate ability to integrate illustration and fine art, were instrumental in her career development. A love for sketching the human figure as well as animals transitioned into a 15 year career as a locally and nationally known fashion illustrator. Commercial clients included such stores as Fashion Bar, The Denver Dry Goods, Neusteters, the May Co., Goldwaters and Nordstrom. Coming from a valuable commercial illustration background, now, as a fine artist, she realizes that those initial drawing skills are still a key basic element in the development of each painting no matter what the subject matter is.

Lindsey's goal as an oil painter is to immerse the viewer into the mood and atmosphere of each painting through the use of loose, spontaneous brushwork in the completion of shapes and values throughout each painting. Lindsey allows the painting to develop and evolve beyond the original sketch enticing the viewer to observe the process. She views painting as a forever learning process, always experimenting with new color strategies, new painting tools, techniques, and new challenges. It is all about continued growth and the journey. Lindsey resides in Denver with her husband, Don, and 2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Buster and Junior.

 

Education:
Oil painting workshops and courses taught by the following:
Quang Ho, Robert Spooner, David Santillanes, Jill Soukup, Kevin Weckbach, Robert Gratiot

Bachelor of Arts in Illustration/Graphic Design
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Associations:
Associate Member, Oil Painters of America
Associate Member, American Impressionist Society

Associate Member, Women Artists of the West

 

Publications:
American Art Collector, June and December 2011

Ex Arte Equinus 4 2011 book (published by Art Horse Magazine)

Southwest Art, January 2012 (Coors Western Art feature article); October 2011 (AIS show section);

November 2010 (featured in Art Values section)
Art Horse Magazine, March 2010 (awards review)
Ex Arte Equinus 3 2010 book (published by Art Horse Magazine)

 

Professional Awards:
2011 - William J. Schultz Award for Oils; American Impressionist Society 2011 National Juried Exhibition (hosted by Mountainsong Galleries, Carmel, CA)

2011 - BEST IN SHOW; Fine Art Views BoldBrush monthly painting competition (July 2011)

2010-2011 - Finalist; 5th Annual Raymar Fine Art Competition (Oct 2010-Sept. 2011 year end award Finalist)

2011 - Finalist; Ex Arte Equinus 4 International Art Competition / Painting Division (published in Art Horse Magazine 2011book)

2011 - FAV 15% (jury's favorite 15%), Fine Art Views BoldBrush Painting Competition (Jan., Feb., March, April, May, July, October)

2010 - FAV 15% (jury's favorite 15%), Fine Art Views BoldBrush Painting Competition (July, October)
2010 - Popular Choice Award and Sam Savitt Award (best portrayal of horses in action emphasis on correct anatomy), American Academy of Equine Art Fall 2010 Open Juried Competition, Georgetown, KY
2010 - Third Place Award; Ex Arte Equinus 3 International Art Competition / Painting Division (sponsored by and published in Art Horse Magazine, March, 2010)
2010 - Honorable Mention Award; Horses in Art Cover Contest
2010 - Best Miniature in Show Award; Western Spirit Art Show, Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY
2009-2010 - Finalist; Raymar Art Competition (December, 2009)

Selected Group Shows:
2012 - Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale (silent auction), Coors Western Art Gallery, Denver, CO

2011 - Holiday Miniature Show, Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO

2011 - Holiday Miniature Show, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Evergreen, CO

2011 - American Impressionist Society 12th Annual National Exhibition, Mountainsong Galleries, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA

2011 - 2011 Art For Horses, Habitat Gallery, Denver, CO (benefit for the Horse Protection League rescue organization)

2011 - American Academy of Equine Art 2011 Fall Juried Exhibition, Scott County Arts & Cultural Center, Georgetown, KY

2011 - Weekend in the West, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Evergreen, CO

2011 - Landscape Show, Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO

2011 - Oil Painters of America 2011 National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Devin Galleries, Coeur d'Alene, ID

2011 - Horse Show, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Evergreen, CO

2011 - All Gallery Show, Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO

2011 - 1st Annual Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2011 - The Horse in Fine Art - AAEA Invitational Exhibition at Spindletop Hall, Lexington, KY

2011 - Painted Journey-Around the World Survey, Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO

2011 - Western Spirit Art Show, Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY

2011 - Joy of Pets: Featuring the Animals we Love, Children's Hospital, Denver, CO

2010 - Holiday Miniatures Show, Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO
2010 - 4th Annual Denver Plein Air Exhibition, Denver Central Library, Denver, CO
2010 - 20th Anniversary Show, Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO
2010 - American Academy of Equine Art 2010 Fall Juried Exhibition, Scott County Arts & Cultural Center, Georgetown, KY
2010 - Landscape Show, Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO
2010 - New Works Show, Reily Fine Art, Estes Park, CO
2010 - All Gallery Show, Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO
2010 - Art For Horses Show, Rocky Mtn. College of Art and Design, Denver, CO
2010 - New Works New Artists Show, Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO
2010 - Western Spirit Art Show, Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY
2009 - Holiday Miniatures Show, Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO
2009 - Holiday Miniatures Show, Reily Fine Art, Estes Park, CO
2009 - Colorado Artists Guild 14th Annual Artists of Colorado Exhibition, Event Gallery 910 Arts, Denver, CO

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