Rocky Hawkins



Rocky Hawkins

“My paintings are about expressing a visual experience that challenges and communicates with a sense of mystery in hopes to awaken the senses.  Mystery is a part of life where not everything is easily explainable."

Mr. Hawkins began displaying his fine art giclée prints at Rimrock Art & Frame in 2014.  We hope you enjoy his work as much as we enjoy offering it.


Artist Statement

"I begin each painting with a journey into the unknown, where getting lost becomes the answer to which direction to take.  I find the moment I’m lost is when I really discover the enjoyment of painting and who I am.  I start by making corrections with colors and shapes, adding and subtracting abbreviated images and embracing mistakes.  It is during this process that I get glimpses of what I’m looking for and discoveries are made.  The end result of the painting is an abstract expression of that particular idea or image that is felt and reaches beyond reality.”

ART EDUCATION

  • Burnley School of Professional Art, Seattle, 1969-72
  • William Cumming, – painters Northwest School of Artists – 1969-72
  • Joesph Bohler – Watercolorist – studied with – 1985
  • Sergei Bongart – Russian painter – studied with – 1986
  • David A. Leffel – Painter, Art Student League, NY – studied with – 1987

SELECT SHOWS, EXHIBITIONS, AND AWARDS (Partial listing)

  • “I Feel The Universe Within” – solo show – Visions West Galleries – 2014
  • Now Showing – Altamira Fine Art – Scottsdale – 2014
  • “Full Spectrum” Visions West –  Denver CO – 2012
  • Rocky Hawkins & Kim Cheslka – Visions West Gallery – 2012
  • Altamira Fine Art – Solo Show – Jackson, WY – “Bending The Bow” 2012
  • Vital Ground – Presentation – Deer Valley, UT – 2010
  • Altamira Fine Art – Solo Exhibition – Jackson, WY – “Lost At Last”  2010
  • The Russell: The Sale To Benefit The Museum- Art In Action 2010
  • Visions West Denver – Howl – group show NRDC Wolf Preservation –2010

PUBLICATIONS – CREDITS (Partial listing)

  • “Artist Journey” – Film – 2012
  • “Bending The Bow’ – Book – 2012
  • Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman MT – Slide Presentation & Lecture