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“Creating moods that are often romantic and thought provoking, Simon Winegar’s tonalist landscapes are meant to provide collectors with a view of the world that runs counter to some of the more negative versions of it that are found in today’s culture. Sometimes it seems like we live in an ugly, unforgiving world,” says Winegar. “So the point of what I do is to attempt to beautify the world. I want to create a mood that moves the viewer.” American Art Collector, March 2008

Simon Winegar was born in Utah in 1979 and grew up in the suburbs of Salt Lake City. Believing to be an artist since birth, some of his first memories are of Crayola crayons and Watercolor paints. “Not a Christmas went by that we kids didn’t get a new set of watercolor paints and pad of construction paper. My mother, though not a professional artist herself, is really the one who planted the seeds of art in our minds at a very young age. I also owe some of my early beginnings to my older brother Seth. We spent much of our free time drawing and painting, since he was older, he was always a little more advanced than I was. I learned a lot from him, as he learned from others. His road to becoming an artist helped me understand art processes, as much through his mistakes as through his successes.” Simon also feels that he owes much of his education to personal study and workshop classes. “I read a lot. I think finding great art books, and applying what they teach, can be one of the greatest tools at an artist’s disposal. It enables an artist to ponder and review over and over again the fundamentals and philosophies of art. What better way to excel than by standing on the shoulders of the giants that have gone before us?”

Since entering the market in 2000, Winegar’s work became at once respected and honored. He has been featured in many magazines, books and art venues that have shown his work in a light of professionalism and quality. His work shows in some of the most respected galleries in the United States and has been seen in almost a dozen one-man-shows to date. Winegar’s art has also adorned the walls of the Springville Art Museum, The Museum of Church History and Art and the International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art.

While known mostly as a landscape painter, Winegar doesn’t limit himself to this subject alone. He can be seen painting figure, still life, seascape, and historic works of art--anything that inspires him. “There is so much to learn and explore in the world, I don’t see why anyone would limit themselves artistically without a good reason. I think it is important to try new things and always be growing as an artist. Without this continual stimulation and growth, the artistic mind becomes stagnant.”

How to "Train" your painting.

  How to ""Train" your painting.   From www.winegarfineart.blogspot.com "The BNSF 6000" 8×16     Much like a popular movie that my kids watch (I haven't actually seen it yet) when we endeavor create new things, or change them to suit our will; frequently WE end up undergoing the greater change. This is true with…

Gold in the Hills, 24×30

From http://www.winegarfineart.blogspot.com "Gold in the Hills" First I would like to preface this post with a personal bias, this is one of my newest "favorite" paintings.  There are always a few paintings that I am particularly happy with, it changes all the time, this just happens to be one of them at the moment.  Being…

Making things more special with french words.

(Today, from my blog: www.winegarfineart.blogspot.com) On Location  This little color study was done a couple weeks ago. It was done on location in Diamond Fork Canyon with John Hughes and Seth Winegar (my brother.) A large quantity of the land in the area is owned by Robert Redford (of Hollywood stardom.) It is a…

Cold Shadows, 18×24

This is a scene just a short walk from my home, I used to be able to see it out my front door (until all the other homes sprang-up.) I'm fairly certain this is a painting that only an artist can love…or at least THIS artist.  I've been around the art world long enough to…

Yin and Yang, 10×30, Oil on Linen

More art discussion at www.winerarfineart.blogspot.com "Aspen Copse" 10×30 inches If I were a theologian I would argue that opposites only exist in relation to each other.  One might argue that without polar opposites or seemingly contrary forces neither element would exist.  It is only through this interdependence that life has any meaning at all…for even life has it's opposite.  Theoretically…

Vibrant Orange Gourds, 8×14

For more art discussion, visit my website. I guess they're goards.  I know they're technically squash, but are they gourds also?…I don't know. Anyway. Fall has got to be my favorite season, I love the drama and the temperature.  I also like the suggestion of change that it seems to embody.  I think those are…