Batesville, AR Bork was born in Monroe, Michigan, and relocated to Batesville, Arkansas to teach studio and art history courses at Lyon College, where he currently serves as Professor of Art. He earned his Master of Fine Arts from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan.
Batesville, AR I have been a professional artist for over 40 years. I have a BFA from Wesleyan University, and worked as a graphic designer (magazine ad design) and illustrator for almost two decades for various companies and freelance. I concentrated full time on my fine art career in 2000. I have taught art privately and judged various art shows throughout my career. I have collectors worldwide and have painted for celebrities and heads of state. This has included gifts for the late Queen Elizabeth through the State Department where I currently have a freelance contract to provide hand-painted gift items for the White House. I work almost exclusively in Gouache(Opaque Watercolor) and am a miniature (under 24 square inches) and Small Works (under 100 square inches) artist. 90% of my work falls into those categories. I concentrate on still life compositions with a small number of wildlife and figural pieces each year. I have won numerous first place and best-in-show awards at various art shows throughout the US and was selected to exhibit in Russia at the world exhibition of miniature art. My philosophy on art is to follow your passions as an artist, unwavering of criticisms and set-backs, as they are many in the art industry. If you paint what you know and love, concentrate on always bettering your technique with each painting, and never look over your shoulder at trends and fads in the art world, you will succeed on your path in fine art. Art is as individual as each soul and should be celebrated as such.
Featured in "Parade of Homes,, "Angel Project" and "Sculpture in the Park, Richard Mertineit's passion for iron and steel is evident in his sometimes whimsical, and sometimes abstract works of art. Also featured in his many sculptures on display throughout Colorado, in both public and private collections, are contemporary, new school and old school styles of both functional and non-functional design. Richard has a BFA in sculpture with graduate studies and classical art school training and has been welding and fabricating for over 40 years. Located in historic Trinidad, Colorado where the mountains meet the plains and industry and art collide, Richard's studio provides the perfect backdrop for inspiration for his unique metal art. Please call (303) 355-3595 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing and information.