Artist Statement…kevin e collander “creativity is my joy and watercolors are my love.”As a fine artist, i use watercolor and mixed media to explore traditional avenues and fresh, evocativeexpressions. My signature style includes atmospheric landscapes, urban streetscapes, landmark homes andarchitectural treasures, best recognized in my growing collection of vibrant nightscapes. My explorationsgrow. Distinctive two and three-dimensional expressions of the musical score and traditional books areexhibited in my collections entitled “. artistically notated notations .”, “Symphonic…” and “Seeing Wood…”.My emotionally rich artworks, “A Bookish Quilt…” and “. A Picture of Dorian Gray .” are prime examples ofthis fresh use of watercolor, ink and text.i marry my artistic talents with an architectural degree from The Ohio State University and my profession as aretail/interior designer. My creativity is diverse and unending. i enjoy illustration and creative writing,exemplified by my Sammy Two Toys story book, “Cheerio’s Spoonfuls of Stories” book competition entries,cartoon and greeting card line concepts and a screenplay. Being a contributing artist to selected charitableorganizations has added special meaning to my art. “To bring creativity and innovation to design and art, tempered with technical knowledge and reason.”This is the “mantra” for my blossoming fine art and established design career. It is a continuum of purpose inmy life. My fine art is evocative and beautiful. My designs are distinct, purposeful and beautiful. My goal is tobring these artistic creations to a wider, appreciative audience and market. enjoy…
Boiographical & reference…kevin e collander Birth place: Cleveland, OH Birth date: March 09, 1953 Studio: kevin e collander kcWorks @ Müfarm! 2585 County Road 184 Cardington, OH 43315 Links: Cell: 614.499.0012 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kevincollander Website (See.Me portfolio): http://kevincollander.see.me/ Upstream People Gallery:* http://www.upstreampeoplegallery.com *Galleries included in: 10th Annual Color: Bold/Subtle 12th Annual Summer All Media 14th Annual Landscape 14th Annual Contemporary Art 14th Annual All Media
• 2012 “Good Fibrations” quilt show @ High Road Gallery, Worthington, OH• 2012 “14th Annual Landscape Juried Online International Art Exhibition”, Upstream People Gallery, Laurence Bradshaw, Curator, Professor of Art, University of Nebraska Omaha, NE• 2012 “The Artists’ Grove” of Actors’ Theatre of Columbus, thematic artwork show/selling @ Schiller Park & Columbus Commons, Columbus, OH, with GVAL artists’ & other artists’ participation• 2012 “12th Annual Summer All Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition”, including a “Special Recognition” artwork, Upstream People Gallery, Laurence Bradshaw, Curator, Professor of Art, University of Nebraska Omaha, NE• 2012 “Grand Haven ArtWalk 2012”, “nightscape” collection @ C2C Gallery, Grand Haven, MI• 2012 “10th Annual Color: Bold/Subtle Juried Online International Art Exhibition”, including a “Special Recognition” artwork, Upstream People Gallery, Laurence Bradshaw, Curator, Professor of Art, University of Nebraska• 2012 Artist inclusion, “Works of the Morrow County Art League, Volume I: An Artist’s View of Morrow County”, Blurb Inc. (Publishing) 2012• 2013 “See.Me” portfolio & competition, The See Creative Network, New York, NY 2
2585 County Road 184/ Müfarm Cardington, OH 43315 419.768.2552 (home) 614.499.0012 (cell) email@example.comKevin CollanderObjectives To bring creativity and innovation to design and art, tempered with technical knowledge and reason.Experience 2009-2013 RPE Columbus, OH Retail Productivity Enhancement Design Director • Provide design services to the retail/commercial/interior design industries. • Services: branding & social media, visual critique & workshops, design & layout, merchandise presentation. 2009-2013 kcWorks @ Müfarm Cardington, OH Illustrator & Fine Artist • Provide illustrations and artworks to commercial and fine art markets. 2001-2009 RenderPoint Cardington, OH Retail/Interior Designer & Architectural Illustrator • Provide concept planning, design, illustration and design intent documentation services to design/architectural firms, commercial and residential clients. 1992-2001 Factors Columbus, OH Effective Retail Environments Senior Designer • Leadership role for design development, documentation and presentation of client retail planning, design & merchandising programs. • Worked with, and directed the staff design team to achieve strategic and effective design solutions for clients.Education The Ohio State University Columbus, OH • B.S. in Architecture The U.S. Coast Guard Academy New London, CT • Third Class Cadet, Ocean Sciences MajorGrowth 2009-2013 Marketing Committee, Central Ohio Symphony, OWU, Delaware, OH 2010-2013 German Village Art League member, German Village, Columbus, OH 2009-2013 Morrow County Art League member, Mt. Gilead, OH 2000 & 2006 ARCH-112 CAD I & CIT095 LAB, CSCC, Columbus, OH 1994 Rendering Workshop Instructor, OSU Interior Design seniors, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 1989 & 1991 IES Lighting Fundamentals & Advanced Lighting courses, Columbus, OH 1990 Regulations Regarding Accessibility seminar, Columbus, OH (also see listing, Additional Charitable, Non-Profit & Volunteer Activities of Note:)Considerations I have a deep desire to feed both my left and right brain with fresh, creative challenges. I respect talent, and succeed in both team structured and individual endeavors. I love watercolor painting, sailing, reading and writing.
2585 County Road 184/ Müfarm Cardington, OH 43315 419.768.2552 (home) 614.499.0012 (cell) firstname.lastname@example.orgKevin CollanderGrowth Additional Charitable, Non-Profit & Volunteer Activities of Note: • 2012 “The Artists’ Grove”, Actors’ Theatre of Columbus contributing artist, German Village, Columbus, OH • 2012 23rd Year “a Capital Valentine” contributing artist, Ohio Cancer Research Associates, Columbus, OH • 2010-2012 “Hearts for Hospice” contributing artist, Hospice of Morrow County Inc, Mt. Gilead, OH • 2009-2012 ”Castle Arts Affair” contributing artist, The Arts Castle, Delaware, OH • 2009-2012 Global Gallery “Fair Trade” contributing artist, The OSU Campus, Columbus, OH • 2009 Volunteer, Memorial Tournament, Dublin AM Rotary, Dublin, OH • 1994-2013 Volunteer, Fund Raising Activities, Morrow County Humane Society, Mt. Gilead, OH • 1994-2012 ”Art for Life” contributing artist, AIDS Resource Center Ohio (CATF), Columbus, OH • 1996 Volunteer, Yachting Event, 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games, Atlanta, GA • 1992-1993 Volunteer, Recycling Drop-off, Upper Arlington Volunteer Corps, Upper Arlington, OH • 1974-1978 Recreational Therapy Work-Study Employment, Upham Hall, The Ohio State University Hospitals, while a student @ The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH • 1971-1973 Volunteer/Recreational Therapy, Seaside Regional Center, Waterford, CT, while a cadet @ The United States Coast Guard Academy, including volunteer work @ The 1973 Special Olympics, New London, CT