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Under the Red Trees, Pumpkin Days, Winter Willows, Green Barn in Snow, Country Light, Full Blossoms
all of the these moments are captured on canvas by Utah artist, Seth Winegar. Soaring skies over western hillsides gently traversing serene pastures dotted with black angus and warming streaks of afternoon sun depict Seth's places in mind and heart.
Born in 1974 in Bountiful, Utah, Seth Winegar is a talented young artist, dedicated to developing his innate skill by immersing himself in oil painting. Already established at an early age, Winegar is striving to improve his skills and understanding of art.
He has taken classes at Utah State University and studied with many accomplished painters including Michael Coleman, Zhang Wenxin, Sherrie McGraw and John Hughes. Winegar’s greatest influences have been Richard Schmidt, Nicoli Fetchin and Michael Coleman.
Seth Winegar creates landscape and still-lifes. In painting these subjects, Seth has concentrated on honing his powers of observation, especially as it concerns color, texture, form and composition. You will find his paintings to be freshly vivacious, filled with tonal rhythms and dramatic movements, not often seen in the work of such a young artist. “I want to capture the spirit of the scene. If a painting is truly alive, it has to have a spirit, right? The goal is trying to attain immediate intimacy. That is what I am trying to do,” explains Winegar.
When asked why he paints, Winegar responds “That’s like asking me why I breathe…it is instinctual.” He likes to capture subtleties in his oils through the study of opposition. The play of light and shadow, warm and cool tones, dramatic and diminutive are all detailed in his work. “I love to explore the nuances. Life is incredibly complex, but when you break it down and really look at it, it is quite simple, filled with small subtleties,” Winegar explains.
Winegar was named an artist worth watching in the December 1998 Southwest Art and the January 1998 Art-Talk. Last July he received the Gallery Award of Excellence at the Kimball Art Center’s second annual Rocky Mountain Invitational in Park City, Utah.
Winegar’s landscapes and still-life paintings are deep in rich, thick oil strokes. In some sections they are detailed studies of the subject then flow into lose imaginative segments demonstrating Winegar’s love of juxtaposition and glazing.
Selected Exhibitions, Honors and Awards
2014 American Art Invitational, Hosted by Saks Galleries Denver Colorado
2014 Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale Cody, WY
2014 Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale Denver, Colorado
2013 Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale Denver, Colorado
2012 Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale Cody, WY
2011 Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale Cody, WY
2011 Zion National Park Plein Air Invitational
2009 Springville Museum of Art, Award of Merit
2008, 2009, 2010 Meyer Gallery, One-Man-Show, Park City, UT
2007 University of Utah Fine Art Museum Benefit Auction, Salt Lake City, UT
2007 Meyer Gallery, One-Man Show, Park City, UT
2005 Meyer Gallery, One-Man-Show, Park City, UT
2004 Meyer Gallery, One-Man-Show, Park City, UT
2004 Largest dollar amount for painting sold at NAC Annual Auction, Park City, UT
2001 '02- Meyer Gallery, One-Man-Show, Park City, UT
2000 Desert Caballeros Western Museum Rising Stars 2000 -- Western Artists Worth Watching
1997 Arts for the Parks, Top 100, Jackson Hole, Wy
Private and Public Collections
Western Desert Caballeros Art Museum, Wickenburg, AZ
Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, permanent collection, Montgomery, AL
O.C. Tanner Corporate Collection, Salt Lake City, UT
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