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Lindsey Bittner Graham - Biography

Lindsey Bittner Graham
Contemporary Impressionist

 

Drawing and painting has been Lindsey's passion since childhood. Born and raised in Louisville, Ky, she began studying and sketching horses at a young age while learning to ride and working in stables after school. Her ability to capture an animal's expressiveness through drawing led her to study illustration indepth while attending college. 


Her love for sketching the human figure as well as animals transitioned into a 15 year career as a locally and nationally known fashion illustrator. Commercial clients included such stores as Fashion Bar, The Denver Dry Goods, Neusteters, the May Co., Goldwaters and Nordstrom. Lindsey's drawing skills are still a key element in the development of each painting no matter what the subject matter is.

Lindsey's goal as an oil painter is to immerse the viewer into the energy and atmosphere of each painting through the use of loose, spontaneous brushwork in the completion of shapes and values throughout each painting. Lindsey allows the painting to develop and evolve beyond the original sketch enticing the viewer to observe the process. She views painting as a forever learning process, always experimenting with new color strategies, new painting tools, techniques, and new challenges. It is all about continued growth and the journey. Lindsey resides in Denver with her husband, Don, and their 2 dogs.

Education:
Oil painting workshops and courses taught by the following:
Quang Ho, Robert Spooner, David Santillanes, Jill Soukup, Kevin Weckbach, Robert Gratiot

Bachelor of Arts in Illustration/Graphic Design
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Associations:
Signature Member, American Impressionist Society

Associate Member, Oil Painters of America

 

Publications:

Western Art Collector, May 2013

American Art Collector, May 2013 (OPA feature); June and December 2011

Art Horse Magazine (awards review), March 2012, March 2011, March 2010

Ex Arte Equinus 6 2013 book (published by Art Horse Magazine)

Ex Arte Equinus 5 2012 book (published by Art Horse Magazine)

Ex Arte Equinus 4 2011 book (published by Art Horse Magazine)

Ex Arte Equinus 3 2010 book (published by Art Horse Magazine)

Southwest Art Magazine, June 2014 (show preview, Weekend in the West upcoming show at Evergreen Fine Art Gallery); December 2013 feature article "Horse Power"; May 2013 "Figures and Horses" (RS Hanna Gallery upcoming show review); December 2012 (Evergreen Fine Art Gallery Miniature Masterpiece show feature, also SW Art 2012 Artistic Excellence competition feature article); November 2012 (feature and ad about 3 person show, "Spirit of the Horse", RS Hanna Gallery); August 2012 (feature about group show "Weekend in the West", Evergreen Fine Art), March 2012 (feature on 10 equine artists); January 2012 (Coors Western Art feature article); October 2011 (AIS show section); November 2010 (featured in Art Values section)

 

Professional Awards:

2014 - Finalist Award; Southwest Art Magazine Artistic Excellence Competition

2014 - FAV 15% (jury's favorite 15%) Fine Art Views BoldBrush monthly online painting competition (Jan., April, May) 

2013 - Finalist Award; Fine Art Views BoldBrush monthly online art competition (July, August)

2013 - Second Place Award; Women Artists of the West National Juried Exhibition

2013 - Finalist; Ex Arte Equinus 6 International Art Competition / Painting Division (published in Art Horse Magazine 2013 book)

2013 - FAV 15% (jury's favorite 15%), Fine Art Views BoldBrush monthly online painting competition (Jan., Feb., March, April, May,  Aug.)

2012 - Finalist; Southwest Art Magazine's 2012 Artistic Excellence Competition 

2012 - Honorable Mention Award; Oil Painters of America 2012 Spring Online Showcase

2012 - Portfolio Award Runner Up/ Editor's Award Runner Up; Ex Arte Equinus 5 International Art Competition 

2012 - FAV 15% (jury's favorite 15%), Fine Art Views BoldBrush monthly online painting competition (Jan., March, April, May, July, Sept., November)

2011 - William J. Schultz Award for Oils; American Impressionist Society 2011 National Juried Exhibition (hosted by Mountainsong Galleries, Carmel, CA)

2011 - BEST IN SHOW; Fine Art Views BoldBrush monthly online painting competition (July 2011)

2010-2011 - Finalist; 5th Annual Raymar Fine Art Competition (Oct 2010-Sept. 2011 year end award Finalist)

2011 - Finalist; Ex Arte Equinus 4 International Art Competition / Painting Division (published in Art Horse Magazine 2011 book)

2011 - FAV 15% (jury's favorite 15%), Fine Art Views BoldBrush Painting Competition (Jan., Feb., March, April, May, July, October)

2010 - FAV 15% (jury's favorite 15%), Fine Art Views BoldBrush Painting Competition (July, October)
2010 - Popular Choice Award and Sam Savitt Award (best portrayal of horses in action emphasis on correct anatomy), American Academy of Equine Art Fall 2010 Open Juried Competition, Georgetown, KY
2010 - Third Place Award; Ex Arte Equinus 3 International Art Competition / Painting Division (sponsored by and published in Art Horse Magazine, March, 2010)
2010 - Honorable Mention Award; Horses in Art Cover Contest
2010 - Best Miniature in Show Award; Western Spirit Art Show, Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY
2009-2010 - Finalist; Raymar Art Competition (December, 2009)


Selected Group Shows:
2014 - Annual Holiday Miniature Show, Abend Gallery of Fine Art, Denver, CO

2014 - Miniature Masterpiece Show, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, Evergreen, CO

2014 - Weekend in the West Invitational Art Show and Sale, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, Evergreen, CO

2014 - American Academy of Equine Art Invitational Exhibition at Spindletop Hall, Lexington, KY

2014 - Cowgirl Up! Invitational Exhibition and Sale, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ

2014 - Sangre de Cristo Art Invitational, Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, Pueblo, CO

2014 - Coors Western Art Show, National Western Stock Show, Denver, CO

2014 - Western Art Show, Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO

2013 - Holiday Miniatures Show, Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO

2013 - Miniature Masterpiece Show, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, Evergreen, CO

2103 - How the West Was Won, RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX (2 person show)

2013 - American Impressionist Society 14th Annual National Juried Exhibition, M Gallery of Fine Art, Charleston, SC

2013 - Women Artists of the West National Juried Exhibition, Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park, Estes Park, CO

2013 - Weekend in the West, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, Evergreen, CO

2013 - Reining Beauty, Art of the Horse, RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX

2013 - Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX

2013 - Colorado Governor's Invitational Art Show, Loveland Museum/Gallery, Loveland, CO

2013 - Gallery at the National Western Club, National Western Stock Show, Denver, CO

2013 - Bold New West Show, Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO

2012 - Holiday Miniatures Show, Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO

2012 - Miniature Masterpiece Show, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, Evergreen, CO

2012 - Spirit of the Horse, RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX (3 person show)

2012 - American Impressionist Society 13th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Eckert-Ross Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2012 - Eleventh Annual Fall Invitational (invited guest artist), Galerie Kornye West, Fort Worth, TX

2012 - Weekend in the West, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Evergreen, CO

2012 - Landscape Show, Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO

2012 - Lake Tahoe SummerFest, Diamond Peak Ski Lodge, Incline Village, NV

2012 - All Gallery Show, Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO

2012 - American Academy of Equine Art Invitational Exhibition at Spindletop Hall, Lexington, KY

2012 - Small Gems Show (invited guest artist), Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2012 - Colorado Governor's Invitational Art Show and Sale, Loveland Museum/Gallery, Loveland, CO

2012 - Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale (silent auction), Coors Western Art Gallery, Denver, CO 

2011 - Holiday Miniature Show, Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO

2011 - Holiday Miniature Show, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Evergreen, CO

2011 - American Impressionist Society 12th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Mountainsong Galleries, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA

2011 - 2011 Art For Horses, Habitat Gallery, Denver, CO (benefit for the Horse Protection League rescue organization)

2011 - American Academy of Equine Art 2011 Fall Juried Exhibition, Scott County Arts & Cultural Center, Georgetown, KY

2011 - Weekend in the West, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Evergreen, CO

2011 - Landscape Show, Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO

2011 - Oil Painters of America 2011 National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Devin Galleries, Coeur d'Alene, ID

2011 - Horse Show, Evergreen  Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Evergreen, CO

2011 - All Gallery Show, Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO

2011 - 1st Annual Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2011 - The Horse in Fine Art - AAEA Invitational Exhibition at Spindletop Hall, Lexington, KY

2011 - Painted Journey-Around the World Survey, Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO

2011 - Western Spirit Art Show, Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY

2011 - Joy of Pets: Featuring the Animals we Love, Children's Hospital, Denver, CO

2010 - Holiday Miniatures Show, Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO
2010 - 4th Annual Denver Plein Air Exhibition, Denver Central Library, Denver, CO
2010 - 20th Anniversary Show, Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO
2010 - American Academy of Equine Art 2010 Fall Juried Exhibition, Scott County Arts & Cultural Center, Georgetown, KY
2010 - Landscape Show, Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO
2010 - New Works Show, Reily Fine Art, Estes Park, CO
2010 - All Gallery Show, Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO
2010 - Art For Horses Show, Rocky Mtn. College of Art and Design, Denver, CO
2010 - New Works New Artists Show, Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO
2010 - Western Spirit Art Show, Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY
2009 - Holiday Miniatures Show, Abend Gallery Fine Art, Denver, CO
2009 - Holiday Miniatures Show, Reily Fine Art, Estes Park, CO
2009 - Colorado Artists Guild 14th Annual Artists of Colorado Exhibition, Event Gallery 910 Arts, Denver, CO

 

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