Jenny Wilson and Rick Young
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Idyllic and peaceful describe the tone of the July 7 ArtWalk at 45 Degree Gallery.
Idyllic & peaceful describe the tone of the July 7 ArtWalk at 45 Degree Gallery. Join us Friday to meet Jenny Wilson & Rick Young.
Be the first to choose from their newest paintings. Both artists have created new collections and both will be demonstrating their painting techniques.
Jenny Wilson is a fine artist living and working in Denver, Colorado. She and her husband, two daughters and their two chows spend their time enjoying music, art, and Colorado’s amazing outdoors.
As a Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate of Denver’s Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Wilson has shown widely in the region, at juried shows, galleries, and invitational exhibits. She has studied with master artists and has taught many workshops and classes.
“My landscape paintings become layered stories that have multiple interpretations. My art is motivated by desires many of us share: to connect with something greater in this universe; to find peace and serenity.”
Rick Young finds inspiration in the unique confluence of topography, culture, and light that is the southwest. His paintings capture the austere beauty of canyon and mesa, of sagebrush and adobe. Villages, farms, ranches, and churches often populate Rick’s paintings as the artist celebrates the long struggle of people to scratch a living from this land.
Through his art, Rick transports the viewer into an idyllic pastoral world.
After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Miami University (Ohio), Rick moved to Colorado where he embarked upon a career in teaching. While earning an MA in U.S. History at the University of Colorado (Denver), Rick researched the experience of one group native to the southwest: the Southern Ute Indians.
This work culminated in Rick’s award-winning book, “The Ute Indians of Colorado in the Twentieth Century.” In his paintings, Rick taps his knowledge of the peoples of the Southwest – Native, Hispano, and Anglo – to better depict the human imprint on this land.
2528 W. Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904