Author Archives: Norman Kolpas

Success Stories | Richard Greeves

RICHARD GREEVES By Bonnie Gangelhoff To hear Richard Greeves explain it, he was predestined to sculpt bronze figures celebrating the Lewis and Clark expedition. “Being born in St. Louis, where their Corps of Discovery started out, I was surrounded by that history,” he says. “As a kid I haunted the Missouri Historical Society, one...

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Jami Tobey | Magical Landscapes

By Norman Kolpas Look at paintings by Jami Tobey and many stylistic labels flash through your mind. Her paintings seem impressionistic, capturing scenes and images through loose composition, vibrant colors, fluid movement, and shifting light. Yet the simplified shapes and flattened depth of field also seem to speak of comic-book-inspired pop art. Look again...

Catching Up With … Joseph Lorusso

By Norman Kolpas Joseph Lorusso had been painting full time for just two years when he was featured in the October 2000 issue of Southwest Art. Then 34 years old, the Chicago-born artist, a graduate of that city’s American Academy of Art and of the Kansas City Art Institute, had worked for 10 years...

Top Emerging Artists of 2009 | Elizabeth Pruitt

By Norman Koplas All her life, Elizabeth Pruitt has had “a love affair” with flowers. “My mother had a rose garden at our house in Salt Lake City,” she recalls. “And my strongest memories are of walking with both my grandmothers at our cabin above Park City, picking wildflowers. I still have the book...

Legends of Fine Art | Kenneth Bunn

By Norman Koplas A single glimpse of a wildlife sculpture by Kenneth Bunn provides ample proof of the artistic precept that you don’t necessarily have to capture every minute detail to be true to life. “I work in impressionistic surfaces,” Bunn explains, “with the goal of being true to the spirit of the animal.”...