Artist

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ARTIST STATEMENT

“My paintings are about expressing a visual experience that challenges and communicates with a sense of mystery in hopes to awaken the senses.  Mystery is a part of life where not everything is easily explainable.

I begin each painting with a journey into the unknown, where getting lost becomes the answer to which direction to take.  I find the moment I’m lost is when I really discover the enjoyment of painting and who I am.  I start by making corrections with colors and shapes, adding and subtracting abbreviated images and embracing mistakes.  It is during this process that I get glimpses of what I’m looking for and discoveries are made.  The end result of the painting is an abstract expression of that particular idea or image that is felt and reaches beyond reality.”

 

ROCKY HAWKINS

  • Born – Seattle, Washington, 1950

ART EDUCATION

  • Burnley School of Professional Art, Seattle, 1969-72
  • William Cumming, – painters Northwest School of Artists – 1969-72
  • Joesph Bohler – Watercolorist – studied with – 1985
  • Sergei Bongart – Russian painter – studied with – 1986
  • David A. Leffel – Painter, Art Student League, NY – studied with – 1987

SELECT SHOWS, EXHIBITIONS, AND AWARDS

  • Heather James Fine Art -“Keep The Spirit” two person show – 2014
  • Q Art Salon – “Metaphysics of Presence” invitational group show – Santa Ana, CA – 2014
  • “We Are All Connected” – solo show – Visions West Galleries – 2014
  • “Contemporary Perspectives of the Rocky Mountain Region ” McNichols Building Denver CO. 2014
  • L.A.  Art Expo – 2014
  •  Now Showing – Altamira Fine Art – Scottsdale – 2014
  • “Full Spectrum” Visions West –  Denver CO – 2012
  • Rocky Hawkins & Kim Cheslka – Visions West Gallery – 2012
  • Altamira Fine Art – Solo Show – Jackson, WY – “Bending The Bow” 2012
  • Vital Ground – Presentation – Deer Valley, UT – 2010
  • Altamira Fine Art – Solo Exhibition – Jackson, WY – “Lost At Last”  2010
  • The Russell: The Sale To Benefit The Museum- Art In Action 2010
  • Visions West Denver – Howl – group show NRDC Wolf Preservation –2010
  • MTG – Jackson, WY  – slide show & evening with the artist – 2009
  • Smith Exhibitions – Roslyn, WA – “Shape Changers” – 2009
  • Visions West Gallery –solo show– “Pow Wow Highway ”  2008
  • Santa Fe Art Auction – 2007
  • CMR Auction – Auction – demonstration – 2007
  • Planet Bronze – invitational group show – 2006
  • Museum Of the Rockies Bozeman, MT – 2006 – 2007
  • Yellowstone Art Museum Auction 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Mountain West Contemporary Art Auction,  2003
  • Bjorge Gallery, Big Fork, MT
  • Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, MT  2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005, 2006
  • Contemporary Fine Arts, Vail, Co.
  • Joe Wade Fine Arts, Santa Fe, N.M.
  • MTG, Bozeman, MT.
  • Concetta D. Gallery, Albuquerque, N.M.
  • L.A. Art Expo, Los Angeles, Ca. – 1998
  • New York Art Expo, NYC. – 1997
  • Mary Anthony Gallery, NYC
  • Eye Of The Lizard, Vero Beach, FL.
  • Burnt Purple Fine Art
  • Badner Melnick Gallery, Vail, Co.
  • Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, N.M.
  • Martin Harris Gallery, Jackson  Wy.
  • Third Canyon Gallery, Denver, Co.
  • Center Street Gallery, Jackson Wy.
  • Gallery Select, Seattle, Wa.
  • Hole In The Wall Gallery, Mt
  • C.M.R. Art Show, Great Falls, Mt. – Exhibition. Auction & Awards 1985 through 2011
  • N.W. Watercolorist Society, Bellevue, Wa. (Award)
  • Spokane Art Show, Spokane, Wa. (Best of Show 1988)
  • Snowbird Gallery, Snowbird, Ut.

PUBLICATIONS – CREDITS

  • Mountain Living Magazine – Cover Art – Nov/Dec 2014
  • New York Times 3/13/2014  Artist & Painting Mention & Photograph
  • Homestead Magazine – article 8/27/2014
  • “Artist Journey” – Film – 2012
  • “Bending The Bow’ – Book – 2012
  • Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman MT – Slide Presentation & Lecture
  • Northwest Artisans – feature article – winter issue 2002
  • Big Sky Journal – Illustration – 1994
  • International Fine Art Collector – Article 1992
  • “Bird with a Broken Wing” – Book cover – 1993
  • US Art – feature article – August 1999
  • Cowboys and Indians – photo & caption 2000
  • Limited Edition Giclee Prints – 2002 – present
  • Southwest Art – article – 2001
  • Various Newspaper articles – 1990 – 2010
  • “He Sees Her” – Book cover – 1995
  • Limited edition posters – 1990 – 1994
  • Iris Prints – 1997
  • Big Sky Journal – feature article and cover story Arts Issue 2008
  • Western Art Collector – article 2012
  • Southwest Art – feature article 2010
  • Western Art Collector – feature article 2010
  • Western Art & Architecture – feature article 2010

SELECT COLLECTIONS

  • Dr. Alexander and Mrs. Kimberly Gomelsky,  Shreveport, LA.
  • Keilty Collection American Express, CT.
  • Kevin Costner, CA.
  • Bruce Erickson, American Banks, MT.
  • Meredith Corporation, Iowa, (Better Homes & Gardens ect.)
  • Jack Grundhofer, CEO US Bank,   Palm Desert, CA
  • Kendrick and Linda Wilson, VP Goldman Sachs , New York
  • Fred Rowan, III CEO Carter’s Clothing Atlanta, GA
  • David and Courtney Gamble
  • Vital Ground – Doug & Lynn Seus – Park City, UT
  • Load Media Network, CA.
  • Larson Juhl Corporation, GA.
  • Tom Bedell, Chairman Pure Fishing
  • Lance Gearing Carmel, CA
  • Locati Architects
  • Nicole & Jeb Todd – Owners Visions West Galleries
  • Peter & Barbara Brinkley, N.Y.C.
  • Patrick and Shelley Gilligan, San Francisco
  • Mr. & Mrs. Larry Lippon, AZ. MT.
  • Dr. Jim Watson, WA.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Pat Collins, Sun Valley, ID.
  • George and Carin Phillips Buffalo, NY
  • Dr. William & Pat Baxley, AL.
  • Dr. P. LaHaie, MT.
  • Roger Lang,  CA.
  • David & Connie Clapp, N.Y.
  • Sam & Sherry Scott,  GA, MT
  • Museum of Native American Art, Spokane, Wa.