Don Stinson works as an artist in Evergreen, Colorado. He is known for painting vistas that explore the physical and cultural landscapes of the West and is drawn to the emerging forms of 21st century energy and communication industries. Forms such as wind turbines and cell towers, as well as the 20th century ruins of abandoned gas station canopies and drive-in theatre screens.
He wrote on contemporary landscape painting for the Petrie Institute of Western American Art s Elevating Western American Art (2012) and for Sojourns Magazine (2013). His work appears in the permanent collections of the Phoenix Art Museum and the Denver Art Museum and may be seen at David B. Smith Gallery in Denver, Colorado, and the Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Education: Colorado State University, BFA; Tufts University/School of Fine Arts, Boston, MFA.
Awards and Honors: Colorado Council on the Arts Director's Grant; Featured Artist, The Coors National Western Art Exhibit, 2012 and Best of Show, 2011.
Selected Publications: Western Art and Architecture; Southwest Art; Western Art Collector; New York Times; Journal of the West; Time Magazine; Art in America; Denver Post; Elevating Western American Art, Denver Art Museum; Petrie Institute of Western American Art.
Selected Exhibitions: Don Stinson, David B Smith Gallery, Denver, CO; Culture and Repose, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; Energy Effects, Museum of Contemporary Art, CO; Master Watercolors from the Jan Perry Mayer Collection, Victoria H Myhren Gallery, University of Denver, CO; Masterpieces of Colorado, Foot Hills Art Center, Golden, CO; Nicolaysen Art Museum, WY; Artist Space, New York; Ucross Foundation, WY.
Collections: Phoenix Art Museum; Denver Art Museum; Art in Embassies Program in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; The Coors National Western Art Show, Permanent Collection.
Representation: David B. Smith, Denver. CO; Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.