The Artwork of

WARREN   F.  NEARY

ABOUT THE ARTIST


warren neary

ARTIST STATEMENT

"In creating artwork, I have found that I enjoy using the visual representational language of drawing and painting of the old masters to express my artistic inspiration, ideas and feelings. I am continually studying the works and writings of the old and contemporary artists. I also have a deep appreciation of the benefits of studying from nature. There is something about working from life that is exhilarating.

I'm moved by the grace and beauty of the figure, and I'm learning to capture the emotion filled moments in relationships we share with each other. I enjoy being a son and student of a loving Heavenly Father and master creator. I'm drawn to exploring scenes of subtle or dramatic light, color and design. I appreciate warm low-level lighting such as in the evening or candle-lit situations to higher key, lighter compositions. In drawing and painting from life, it is a challenge and delight to capture what I see in my artwork.

Although my preferred approach to painting requires years of rigorous training and experience, my hope is that my art will be sincere and connect on an emotional or spiritual level - inspiring, empathizing and uplifting all who view my work."


EDUCATION

  • Master of Fine Arts - Figure Painting, Academy of Art University, CA, 2008
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts - Painting, Utah State University, Logan, UT, 1998

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2006 - 2009 Adjunct Instructor Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, WY
  • HONORS AND AWARDS

    • Air Force Association Gill Rob Wilson Award for Arts and Letters, 2015
    • U.S. Air Force Nomination for Air Force Association Gill Rob Wilson Award for Arts and Letters, 2010
    • Finalist in Raymar's Third Annual Fine Art Competition, 2009
    • 2007 Finalist in Raymar's Second Annual Fine Art Competition
    • 2007 Academy of Art University Spring Show (Juried) Award Recipient
    • 2006 Finalist in Raymar Fine Art Competition (Month of August) Judged by Scott Burdick
    • 1997 Art Scholarship, Utah State University

    EXHIBITIONS AND SHOWS

    • 2016 U.S. Air Force Reserve Art Presentation to the Commander of Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, FL
    • 2015 U.S. Air Force Reserve Art Presentation to the Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, Washington, DC
    • 2014 U.S. Air Force Reserve Art Presentation to Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Washington, DC
    • 2013 Yonder, 3-Person Show, Gallery MAR, Park City, UT
    • 2012 Here and Abroad, 2-Person Show, Gallery MAR, Park City, UT
    • 2012 U.S. Air Force 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis Commemorative Painting Unveiling, Great Falls, MT
    • 2010 National Museum, United States Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH
    • 2010 Salon International (Juried), Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX
    • 2009 U.S. Air Force 50th Anniversary of ICBMs Commemorative Painting Unveiling with Secretary of the Air Force, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, WY
    • 2009 Solo Show, Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, WY
    • 2008 U.S. Air Force Art Presentation, Andrews AFB, Washington, DC
    • 2008 Centennial Utah State University Alumni Show, Apple Frame Gallery, Bountiful, UT
    • 2008 Spring Show (Juried), Academy of Art University, San Francisco
    • 2008 79 Montgomery Show (Juried), Academy of Art University, San Francisco
    • 2008 Open Range, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
    • 2007 Minature Show, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
    • 2007 Golden Triangle Museum District High Plein Air Exhibition (Juried), Denver, CO
    • 2007 Landscape Show, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
    • 2007 June Summer Feature show, Abend Gallery, Denver, Colo.
    • 2007 Spring Show (Juried), Academy of Art University, San Francisco
    • 2006 Miniature Show, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
    • 2000-2005 Meyer Gallery, Park City, Utah
    • 2001-2005 Meyer Gallery, Jackson, Wyo.
    • 2005 Miniature Show, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
    • 2004 Southwest Art Magazine & artLink Steamboat Exhibition, Steamboat Springs Colo.
    • 2004 Air Force Art Presentation, Andrews AFB, Washington DC
    • 2004 50 Years of Space and Missiles Air Force Association Ball, Beverly Hills, Calif.
    • 2004 Miniature Show, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
    • 1998 BFA Graduate Show, Utah State University, Logan, UT
    • 1996-1998 Greystone Art Gallery, Logan, UT

    PUBLICATIONS

    • Air Force Chief of Staff Reading List, Selected Artworks, 2017
    • Painting Air Force History, Air Force Magazine, Oct, 2016
    • A Magnificent Showcase: History, Heritage, and Art: The United States Air Force and the Air Force Art Program, book, 2015
    • Painting the Air Force Story: Service comes to life when Reserve historian puts brush to canvas, Citizen Airmen Magazine, Oct 2015
    • Artist Tells About ‘Lone Survivor’ Rescue Scene, airforcetimes.com, dailyrecord.com, Sep 2015
    • Maj. Warren Neary and Lt Col Jeff Peterson: Honoring ‘Lone Survivor’ SEAL, Federal Radio News, Sep 2015
    • Air Force Art Program Highlights Reserve Airmen, Air Force News Service, 2014
    • Air Force Honors American Soldiers in Art, WND.com, Oct 2014
    • Air Force Chief of Staff Reading List, Selected Artworks, 2014
    • Air Force Art Program Highlights Reserve Airmen, Air Force News Service, 2014
    • Air Force Honors American Soldiers in Art, WND.com, Oct 2014
    • Air Force Chief of Staff Reading List, Selected Artworks, Feb 2014
    • Peaks and Valleys, Southwest Art Magazine, Sep 2010
    • SECAF Accepts Painting Encapsulating 50 Years of ICBM History, Air Force Print News Today, Oct 15, 2009
    • Space Art: Sharing 50th Space Wing Mission Through Canvas and Brushes, Schriever Sentinel, Mar, 2009
    • Painting The Streets, Wyoming Tribune Eagle, 2007
    • Artist Captures Eielson Mission Change on Canvas, Air Force Print News, 2007
    • Air Force Says Goodbye to Peacekeeper, Air Force Space Command News, Sep 20, 2005
    • Art of War on Display, Air Force Times, Nov 22, 2004
    • 21 Under 31 Works of Rising Stars of Contemporary Western Art, Steamboat Today, Mar 5, 2004
    • 21 Under 31 and Start Your Collection, Southwest Art Magazine, Oct 2003

    PRIVATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

    • United States Air Force Art Collection, Washington DC
    • United States Army Center for Military History, Washington DC
    • Laramie County Community College, WY

    OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND ASSOCIATIONS

    • Oil Painters of America Associate Member (Juried)
    • Artists Who Teach
    • U.S. Air Force Art Program

    GALLERY AFFILIATION

    • Gallery Mar, Park City, Utah
    • Heirloom Art & Co, Provo, Utah
    • Abend Gallery, Denver, Colorado