Sunday, May 31, 2009

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DAN LEWIS
72 N. Cambridge Rd. Downey, ID 83234
208-897-5029
danlewisart.com
danlewisart.blogspot.com
OBJECTIVE
To obtain work that will allow me to continue utilizing my training and experience as a freelance illustrator / artist.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
  • Full-time freelance artist for twelve years.
  • I work primarily in oils in a style that can range from fairly loose to tightly rendered realism.
  • Also proficient with pastel, pencil, charcoal, and watercolor.
  • Accomplished in rendering people and wildlife.
  • Communicates regularly with clients in order to maintain focus on artistic objective.
  • Able to advise as well as recieve direction with projects.
  • Consistently meets tight deadlines.
  • Experienced in illustrating both children's and adults literature.
  • Competent with computer imaging software including Photoshop, Gimp, etc.

SELECTED WORK OF EXPERIENCE

1998 Listen Magazine and Signs of the Times

  • First published work while still ateending SUU.

2001 - current LDS Church Publications Salt Lake City, UT

  • Completed over 100 illustrations for Ensign, New Era, The Friend, and Liahona Magazines as well as other publications.
  • Work has also been used in sessions of LDS General Conference to illustrate talks presented by the First Presidency of the LDS Chuch.

2003 - current Participated in the annual Sears Dixie Invitational Art Show (St. George, UT) and the Shenandoah Invitational Art Show (Buena Vista, VA) where I've consistently recieved awards for my oil and pastel work, including the Shenandoah's People's Choice Award in 2005, and again in 2008. At these shows, I've enjoyed the priviledge of showing alongside the work of many artists whom I've admired for years including Greg Olsen, Del Parson, Walter Rane, Joseph Brickey, and Michael Malm.

2007 Juried into the Jackson Hole Art Fair Jackson, WY

2009 Juried into the Paint the Parks Mini50 and Mini 2nd50 International Art Competition

Other clients: Southern Virginia University, Adoption LLC, Farr's Ice Cream, Idaho School District 25, and numerous portrait clients from around the U.S.

EDJUCATION

1996-1998 Dixie College St. George, UT

Fine Art Major

  • Awarded Graff Fine Art Scholarship.
  • Awarded Liberace Fine Art Scholarship.
  • Awarded Student of the Quarter - Dixie College Art Department.
  • Nominated Student of the Year - Dixie College.
  • Studied portraiture, life drawing, and painting under Del Parson.

1998-1999 Southern Utah University Cedar City, UT

Fine Art / Illustration Major

  • Awarded full tuition Art Scholarship.
  • Studied portraiture, life drawing, painting, and illustration under Perry Stewart.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Volunteer EMT with the Downey Ambulance - (Bannock County EMS).

REFERENCES

  • Scott VanKampen

Art Director, Liahona Magazine

Salt Lake City, UT

801-240-1000

  • Scott Knudsen

Art Director, Ensign Magazine

Salt Lake City, UT

801-240-1000

  • Scott Moy

Layout Designer, LDS Publications

Salt Lake City, UT

801-240-1000

  • Del Parson

Professor of Art, Dixie State College

St. George, UT

435-652-7796

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