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Artist Carolyn Kollegger


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      Passionate about all things mountain and desert, I travel the Western US with my husband, Erwin, a Professional Tour Operator, and paint En Plein Air while he hikes and climbs. Together we currently offer the only Hiking & Painting Tour to visitors to Las Vegas, Nevada through our website www.OutWestAdventureTours.com, TripAdvisor, and Airbnb, this gives me many great painting opportunities as well as the opportunity to pass on my  love of the great outdoors and painting En Plein Air!
      I began studying oil painting as a child at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. Later, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, I studied under Master Western Artist, Tim Tanner, for two years of private mentorship. I also took classes with several accomplished Plein Air artists and determined that LANDSCAPE PAINTING WAS FOR ME!!! 
      Just some additional info on me, I was selected as one of Teton Valley's Women of 2012 for my art. I was featured in Western Art Collector Magazines  June 2013 issue, was awarded a First Place at the 2015 Las Vegas Helldorado Days Art Show & Sale, and in 2017 and now again 2019 I was invited to  participate in the National Museum of Wildlife Art's Plein Air Etc! sponsored by Plein Air Magazine in Jackson, Wyoming. I was also invited to participate in the 28th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Oils Wet Paint Competition by Oil Painters of America of which I am as member, Paint San Clemente California Exhibit and Quick Paint, Spring City Utah's Annual Plein Air Festival including Wet Paint Competition, and  Plein Air in the Parks "Painting Moran’s Yellowstone”, and the Red Rock Art Festival Plein Air Competition in Moab, Utah, in October among other events in 2019. I am a member of Oil Painters of America, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, and the Sedona Arts Center. 
      My greatest joy...becoming a part of your life through my art.
 
 




Biography


      I am passionate about all things mountain, ocean and desert, I live in Las Vegas,Nevada, and travel the Western and Southwestern US with my Swiss husband, Erwin, a Professional Tour Operator, and paint En Plein Air while he hikes and climbs. Together we currently offer the only Painting & Hiking Tour to visitors to Las Vegas, through our website www.OutWestAdventureTours.com, TripAdvisor, and Airbnb, this gives me many great painting opportunities as well as the opportunity to pass on my  love of the great outdoors and painting En Plein Air!









      When I was 10 years old I started Summer oil painting lessons at a prestigious Museum, the Butler Institute of American Art, in Youngstown, Ohio. Many a Summer morning I rode there on my purple sparkly banana seat bike with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in my basket to enjoy for lunch under one of the huge trees on it's expansive front lawn! Still today, when I open my Pochade box and the smell of oil paints greets me, I am transported back in time to my beginnings as an oil painter and I thank God for giving me that in my life!      Through my high school and college years of art education and exploration I experienced many other art mediums such as oil pastels, watercolors, and acrylic paints, but when all was said and done I returned to oil paints as my medium of choice.      A turning point in my career was the opportunity to be mentored by Master Artist Tim Tanner while living in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Represented by The Legacy Gallery at that time, I had the opportunity to spend many hours there surrounded by his art as well as a host of other world-class artists, seeing this was [...]

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