Monday, August 30, 2010
Wildlife and landscape Artist John Cogan
Cogan explains about the terrain of the Southwest;
John twelve paintings were placed in the TOP 100 of the Arts For The Parks, where he was able to win three awards, including the first ever Collectors Award in 1995 and the Landscape Award in 1994.
In 1997 he painted the 60x48 inch painting AFTERNOON AT ECHO AMPHITHEATER for the college and then in 2000 he painted10 ft by 4 ft painting for the new Courthouse in Albuquerque.
John participated in The Modern Master's Invitational Show, Plein Air on the Rim where he received third prize. Cogan’s work was published in Southwest Art magazine and in Art of the West.
Cogan was also assigned to judge a recent exhibition organized by Ouray County Arts Association in July 2010. Caldwell says. “It’s a huge honor to have him officiate for us,” “We researched various well-known judges and he graciously accepted our invitation. It’s really exciting.”
Cogan also writes articles on landscape painting and art technique. He currently resides in New Mexico with his family.