Bruce Cheever spent many years as an illustrator before taking on a career of fine art. His atmospheric landscapes embody the spirit of the Renaissance era. His paintings are drawn from the inspiration he gathers from his travels. However, this Utah born artist's love of the American West landscape has been a hallmark of his success.
Daren graduated from Ricks College with an Associates Degree in Illustration after which he received his Bachelors Degree from Idaho State University. Daren's paintings reflect his love for nature, especially nature in the west. He spends hours painting and photographing scenes he wants to paint. His research and love of the subject is reflected in the accuracy and feeling of each painting. "You have to do the research," he says, "you get to do the research; it's part of the fun for me."
Daren has been marketing his work since 1995 and has work displayed in several Utah galleries and even in a gallery in Montana. He travels to art shows throughout the west, including the Park City Arts Festival, Beaver Creek Art Festival, and the Jackson Hole Art Festival at Teton Village. He has been the Featured Artist at the St. George Arts Festival and has been invited to participate in Arts for the National Parks and Paint America.
A native of Ogden, Utah, David Jackson's interest in art began at an early age, working as a professional artist for over forty years. He recieved a Master of Fine Arts degree through Utah State University. Although he taught high school art for twenty-seven years, he has since retired to devote more time to his art.
Jackson's work is very diverse and include a wide variety of subjects, being best known for his accurate depictions of wildlife and western landscapes. His richly colored, impressionistic style has given him the opportunity to show his work in private collections and shows throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.
The first time on a cross country drive to Las Vegas, Jason Butler was struck by the beauty and magnificence of the American Southwest. Realizing it would be impossible to describe these inspiriting sights in words, Butler was immeditly drawn to finding a way to capture this majesty for others to view, feel, and experience. Starting as just a personal passion, his photography eventually blossomed into a successful career.
"For me, the essence of photography is the ability to capture light and then transfer that same light onto a permanent medium. The callenge is making sure what I see and feel in nature and what I print are as similar as possible...I want to shre my unique perspective on this beautiful world upon which we live."
A professional landscape and nature photographer, Christensen has been capturing award-winning photographs for nearly twenty years. He began his passion for fine-art outdoor photography in 1995, sticking true to the art by using a large format film camera to capture nature's subtle light. He has a profound admiration and respect for nature and our environment, seeking to capture a unique image in time wherein viewers can feel like they are experiencing the emotion of the moment.
His work is published domestically as well as internationally, with images displayed in both art galleries and private collections. In 2009, his talent and dedication were rewarded with the honor of having his work published in View Camera Magazine.
Jeffrey Brimley showed an intrest and proficiency in drawing ever since he was able to pick up a pencil, finding enjoyment doing anything that related to drawing. His fater later introduced him to a local artist that he started developing an interest in oil painting. Brimley became apprenticed to the very famous Utah artist Greg K. Olsen, who, interestingly, is known locally for not taking on apprentices. Brimley worked closely with Olsen for the next five years.
Brimley's greatest strength is his creativity. Taking a chance, Brimley created a series of wildlife paintings, he nearly sold out of everything he painted that year. Now he is expanding more by painting Western art and Plein Air paintings.
John McNaughton is an established artist from Utah whose paintings have attracted the international attention of millions over the last few years. Highly detailed religious and patriotic subjects are the focus of his paintings. McNaughton's life experiences and faith are the inspiration for his work. He prefers to paint pictures that he believes has a relevance to what is going on in the world, something that makes a statement, that stands for something.
"I hope my work will create conversation and reach people on a deeper level. I like to use metaphor and multiple levels of meaning to reach my viewer. If it makes them think and feel, then it is successful."