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Rob A. Colvin

Rob Colvin grew up in the foothills of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains in the community of North Ogden, Utah. Rob's parents encouraged and nurtured his creative spirit.

He graduated cum laude from Utah State University in 1984 with a degree in illustration. This was followed by a successful twenty year career in that field. At the age of thirty-nine Rob began to pursue the idea that his art needed to be more than the production of images to meet market demands, so he shifted his focus to fine art and painting the landscape he loves.

Rob has become known for his beautiful compositions which sensitively express the form, scale and beauty he sees in the land. His work is represented in many public, private and corporate collections. Rob's studio is located in his Morgan, Utah home.

Biography adapted from material on the Artist's web site.

Growing up in the foothills of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains in the community of North Ogden, Utah, Rob's parents encouraged and nurtured his creative spirit. With the added influence of some exceptional teachers, he knew his life's occupation would be art.

He graduated cum laude from Utah State University in 1984 with a degree in illustration. This was followed by a successful twenty year career in that field. At the age of thirty-nine Rob began to pursue the idea that his art needed to be more than the production of images to meet market demands, so he shifted his focus to fine art and painting the landscape he loves.

Rob has become known for his beautiful compositions which sensitively express the form, scale and beauty he sees in the land. His work depicts the patterns and shapes of nature, emphasizing design over minutiae in his contemporary pieces. Exhibition jurors and the public have responded to the unique feel of his exceptional canvases. His work is represented in many public, private and corporate collections.

Rob's studio is located in his Morgan, Utah home. He enjoys working from home and the freedom it has given him to spend time with his wife and six children.

Biography courtesy of Artist's web site Rob Colvin Studios Inc.

Recent Exhibitions

2007 Springville Museum of Art, Spring Salon 
        Three man show, Pioneer Memorial Theater, Loge Gallery

2006 Purchase Award -- Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah.

2005 Eccles Community Art Center Statewide Competition, Ogden, UT--Third place 
        Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT 
        Springville Museum of Art Spring Salon, Springville, UT 

2004 Two man show, Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 
        Springville Museum of Art Spring Salon, Springville, UT 
        Maynard Dixon Country Annual Exhibition

2003 Deseret News Landscape Art Show, Salt Lake City, UT--First place purchase award 
        Maynard Dixon Country Annual Exhibition 
        Springville Museum of Art Spring Salon, --Award of Merit

2002 Utah Art 2002 Exhibition, Winter Olympic Games, SLC, UT 
        Rising Stars Exhibition, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ 
        Deseret News Landscape Art Show, Salt Lake, UT--Merit Award

2001 Maynard Dixon Country Annual Exhibition --Best of Show 
        Deseret News Landscape Art Show, Salt Lake City, UT 
        Springville Museum of Art Spring Salon, Springville, UT 
        One Man Show, Studio 55, Bountiful, UT

2000 Eccles Community Arts Center Statewide Competition, Ogden, UT 
        Springville Museum of Art Spring Salon, Springville, UT 
        Bountiful Davis Art Ctr, Statewide Competition --Honorable Mention

1999 Deseret News Landscape Art Show, SLC, UT--Honorable Mention

Featured In

  • Art Talk Magazine, Artist Worth Watching, December 2002
  • Southwest Art Magazine, Utah Artists, November 2003
  • Deseret Morning News, The Heart & Soul of Landscape Art, July 16, 2003
  • Cowboys & Indians, Collector's Choice, January 2004

Corporate Collections

  • Springville Museum of Art, Springville Utah
  • AT&T, NYC
  • Association of Community Cancer Centers, Rockville, MD
  • Bankers Trust, NYC
  • Booz-Allen & Hamilton, NYC
  • Deloitte Touche LLP, NYC
  • Deseret Morning News, Salt Lake City, UT
  • PHH Group, Hunt Valley, MD
  • The Scotts Company, Marysville, OH
  • Wasatch Advisors, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Zion's Bank Corp. Salt Lake City, UT

Newspaper Articles

"Days of '47 and Deseret Morning News Landscape Art Show 2004 -- Color of the Land." The Deseret News, July 16, 2004. 
"Exhibiting Artists at ZCMI Center." The Deseret News, September 21, 2001. 
"Color of the Land The Deseret News Art Show Brings out the Best from Local Artists." The Deseret News, August 19, 1999. 
"Contemporary Illustration- Bountiful Exhibit Features Dynamic, Fresh Storytelling." The Deseret News, January 17, 1999. 
"Illustrators Come Together in Davis Show." The Deseret News, January 18, 1998. 
"Galleries." The Deseret News, January 31, 1999. "Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, April 7, 2002. 
"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, July 1, 2001. 
"Coming Up: Visual Art" The Salt Lake Tribune, January 2, 2000. 
"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, April 7, 2002. 
"Jurors Review Utah Panoramas." The Deseret News, July 16, 2004. 
"Color of the Land' to Showcase Artists." The Deseret News, May 16, 2004. 
"The Heart and Soul of Landscape Art." The Deseret News, July 17, 2003. 
"Juried Art Contest in Mount Carmel." The Deseret News, August 17, 2003.

Magazine Articles

Art Talk. "Artist Worth Watching." Art Talk. December 2002. 
Cowboys and Indians. "Collector's Choice." Cowboys & Indians. January 2004. 
Southwest Art. "Utah Artists." Southwest Art. November 2003.

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