Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Danna Hildebrand

Danna Hildebrand recently moved to Loveland from Sheridan, Wyoming.  She is a painter and former art instructor at Sheridan College, now retired. Danna paints primarily in oils, but occasionally does watercolor, drawing, and pastels.  She has concentrated on "plein air" painting in the last ten years, as she loves the out-of doors.  Gardening is her hobby.
Danna has been a practicing artist and has shown mostly in Wyoming because of teaching demands. She has shown many times at The Brinton Museum, Nicolaysen Museum, Wyoming State Museum, University of Wyoming Art Museum and Ucross Foundation.  Her education in fine arts has been at these institutions; A.A. at Sheridan College,B.A. at Montana State University,and a M.F.A. at University of Wyoming.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Dave Holman

We are fortunate to have Dave Holman  as part of our group.  Dave is a very talented professional artist that comes to our weekly sessions.  He is proficient in painting in several mediums including oil and soft pastel.  With his  classical background training, he is able to capture  the likeness of the models with ease.  He paints a wide variety of subjects and themes.  You can see more of Dave's art online on his blog,  at his Loveland, Colorado studio, Fine Art America, his Facebook Artist page or one of the outdoor shows he participates in year round.

Monday, February 17, 2014

George Coll

George Coll is an extremely talented professional artist and downright nice person to hang out with. He has let us use his studio every week for our life drawing/painting for years.  He loves the challenge of painting from life.  He usually completes an oil painting (portrait or figure) in 2 hours or less.  His hard work over the many years I've known him has made him an even better artist. He is excellent at capturing a likeness in his portraits and his paintings are fresh.  You can see more of his work on his website, blog,  u tube or maybe catch him on one of the many outdoor shows he participates in.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


The youngest in our group is Venetia Ellis.  She is an exceptionally talented high school senior who plans to go on to college for animation this fall.  She brings a variety of media, and sometimes she makes magic with a just a box of Crayola crayons. It has been a delight to watch this charming girl grow into a fine artist.