After receiving my BFA from Colorado State University, under the tutelage of internationally renowned illustrators and poster designers, Phil Risbeck and John Sorbie, I worked in the creative services industry directing and collaborating with designers, illustrators, photographers, writers and production teams.
In 2003, I left the commercial realm to dedicate myself to creating fine art. My initial 2D and 3D mixed media portraiture led to innumerous private commissions from clients nationwide, and local charitable projects.
Recently, my curious and inventive nature led me to conceive and formulate my figurative sculptural art form. It is my first venture into creating art for public exhibition. My emerging work is shown at various exhibits and at the US Olympic & Paralympic Visitor Center in Colorado Springs.
I relish the act of sculpting and painting. My signature art-making process let's me do both. Also, I get to tangibly sense the live model simultaneously with the sculpture I am forming, while intuitively molding fabric over and around their posed body. Later, I enhance the illusion of their energy and motion by artistically painting the quick-hardened structure.
Viewing my lifelike sculptures allows us to privately examine and contemplate another person – someone who seems real, yet also mysterious. You may also discover some aspect of yourself in my art. And although we may differ greatly in appearance, expression, and mindset – we know that in our hearts we all share the same essential feelings and needs. My hope is to awaken us to our shared humanity, and to foster connection through the medium of my art.
Colorado State University, Bachelor of Fine Arts
2019 2nd Qtr Solo Exhibit, St. Julien Hotel & Spa Gallery - Boulder, Colorado
2019 Art of the State, Arvada Center Galleries - Arvada, Colorado
2018–2019 1st Qtr Rotating Exhibit, The Armstrong Center for Dance - Denver, Colorado
2019 Sponsored Exhibit at Park Meadows Mall - Centennial, Colorado
2018 Special Event Exhibit, Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities - Arvada, Colorado
U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Visitor Center, Colorado Springs, CO
Max Gillies, Author, and Peter Trippie, Image Editor, Today's Masters: Go Figure, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, Nov/Dec 2018 - page 60
Featured Artwork: Gina Klawitter, Fine Art Today, September 30, October 31, August 31, 2018