October 31st, 2014
As I type this, it’s over 60 degrees on Main Street; but, this weekend will bring our first snow, signally Winter is coming. We are ready for the frosty days here at Gallery MAR, with new paintings by Warren Neary, out of Illinois, below.
The soft touches of light glows in each snowy vista, landscapes that surround Historic Park City, Utah. Can you see your own home?
About “Lost Prospectors Gold” (above), Neary says: ” I really enjoyed creating this one, “Lost Prospector’s Gold,” 30″x24″ — this vantage point is from the Lost Prospector’s Trail overlooking Park City. It was a beautiful site in the evening with the freshly fallen snow … admittedly, it was tough to let this one go out of my studio. I love views like this.”
Warren Neary’s work primarily focuses on realistic impressions of the figure, landscapes, cityscapes and still lifes. He has an intriguing history and a lives a life dedicated to serving others.
“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.”
“It is exhilarating to explore scenes of subtle or dramatic light, color and design. I appreciate
warm low-level lighting such as in the evening or candle lit situations. In drawing and painting
from life, it is a challenge and delight to capture what I see in my artwork.”
After graduating from high school as the Art Sterling Scholar, he attended Utah State in 1994
where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree on a two-year art scholarship. Warren
accepted a commission as an officer in the United States Air Force upon graduation. Warren
served for eight years on active duty in the service of his country as an officer, and deployed in
support of Operation Southern Watch to Eskan Village, Saudi Arabia, and Operation Enduring
Freedom to Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
In the summer of 2006, Warren separated from active duty in the U.S. Air Force to finish a
Master of Fine Arts degree from Academy of Art University and pursue a career as an artist and
Air Force Reserve officer assigned to Air Force Space Command.
While attending AAU Warren studied with William Maughan, Mark Tennant, Warren Chang,
Tae Park, William Whitaker, Ron Hicks and Thomas Blackshear II. Warren has also studied with artists including Zhang Wen Xin, Michael Albrechtsen, C.W. Mundy, David Leffel, Sherrie McGraw and Daniel Gerhartz. Currently, Warren is living in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife and children.