John Collins

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John CollinsUtah artist, John Collins learned much about painting from his sister Chris and his father, Gary Max Collins, who are both artists. Another of John‘s influences was his high school art instructor, artist Connie Borup. In 1981 he received an art scholarship to the University of Utah where he studied fine art and design. Here he expanded and developed his interests in painting, printing, design and illustration. John enjoys working in many different mediums [watercolor, oil & acrylic] and likes to paint a variety of subject matter in different styles [traditional, contemporary and experimental]. John has collaborated with his father and sister on mural projects in Seattle, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Palm
Springs, Las Vegas, Hawaii and Miami. His active lifestyle and love of the outdoors is reflected in his plein air paintings. Some of his favorite painting trips have been inJohn Collins Europe where he has painted the Italian countryside and villages in France with his father, Gary Max Collins. John can also be found teaching watercolor classes in the desert of southern Utah and on river trips along the Colorado. John has shown his paintings in many galleries in Utah and around the country and has participated in group shows as well as family shows with his sister and father. He has also worked on several large commissioned paintings and mural projects.

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