I wrestle with bears, dream of cranes and paint things that surprise me. Motion holding still.
Making art allows me to see things differently.
Paintings are windows into wild.
See your world in a new way.
Celebrate Alaska’s wild that is in each of us.
Find your wild.
40″ X 30″
Kroma paint on canvas by Raven
JURIED SHOWS & AWARDS:
Chosen over thirty times for juried show competitions.
Received two first place awards, one second place award, one peer choice award and four honorable mentions.
64th Parallel Fairbanks Arts Association, chosen for 19 exhibits 1988-2017; Alaska Watercolor Society, chosen for three exhibits; Patterns of Influence, Fairbanks Arts Association; Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design; Alaska Art in the Parks exhibit
Emily Nachison, Portland, Oregon; David Ronton, Nebraska; Don Decker, Alaska; Richard Benson, NY, Vincent Burke, Maryland; Carole O. Barnes, Colorado; Linden Ontjes, Alaska; Fran Larsen, New Mexico; David Giese, Idaho; Gary Kaulitz, Alaska; Julie Decker, Alaska; Bella Feldman, California; Sheri Simons, California; Asia Freeman, Alaska; Ed Levine, New York; Elizabeth Kuiper, California; Marjolaine Renfro, Idaho; John K. Melvin, California, Mark Mehaffrey, Michigan; Daniel Keys, California; Jovencio de la Paz, Oregon.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Professional Artist: Founder and owner of Alaskan Raven Studio. Creative Director, awarded emeritus status, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Graphic Designer and Creative Director at University of Alaska Fairbanks Public Affairs/Marketing and Communications 1985-2013 Christian Life School of Theology, received Bachelor of Theology, 2003-2007 Freelanced artwork and graphic design in Fairbanks, Alaska, 1981-1985 Returned to Alaska from Denver, 1980 Rocky Mountain College of Art, Colorado; graduated, Fine Art and Graphic Design; painted plein air and worked as graphic designer in Colorado, 1976-1980 Attended University of Alaska Fairbanks, studied with wildlife artist William D. Berry, 1974-1976 Moved to Alaska from St. Louis, Missouri, 1973
EXHIBITS: Stephan Fine Arts, Alaska House Art Gallery, Well Street Gallery, House of Wood, Denali State Bank, Philip J. Steele Gallery, Artworks, Artique Limited, Fairbanks Arts Association’s Bear Gallery, Anchorage Museum of Art Paintings in public collections: University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks, Alaska; Central Peninsula Hospital, Soldotna, Alaska; Wizard Academy, Austin, Texas; Mankato Hospital, Minnesota; Tanana Valley Clinic, Fairbanks, Alaska Paintings in private collections: Canada, Germany, Sweden, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Washington
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