Don Dernovich

1942, Rock Springs, Wyoming –

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Don Dernovich attended the University of Wyoming and Fort Hays State University, Kansas, earning the B.A., M.A. and M.F.A. degrees. He has participated in many invitational, group and national juried exhibitions including the Oil Painters of America, National Watercolor Society, National Academy of Design, The American Watercolor Society, C.M. Russell Auction, University of Wyoming Art Museum, MONA Spirit of the Great Plains Invitational, The Phippen Western Art Show, and the annual Arts For The Parks Exhibition. His award winning work has been featured in books Splash 4 and Splash 5 and Painting Light and Shadow by Northlight Books, the Best of Watercolor books: Painting Places and Painting Color by Rockport Publishers, and the American Artist magazine etc. Dernovich is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society and is listed in Who’s Who In American Art and Who’s Who In America. He and his wife Kathy live in Culbertson, NE.

Artist Statement “My painting in oil and watercolor reflect a certain personal interpretation of the environment in which I choose to paint. I work from nature as much as possible trying to capture the essence of the scene in light and atmosphere. The subject within the landscape is secondary to the main idea of seeing. It is little more than a vehicle in which to express myself. Its purpose lies within the content of expression, just like any other language. Details are only suggested and I linvite the viewer to participate in the creation of the image. The landscape is my church and I pay homage everyday to its greatest creator.”

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Don Dernovich, Confluence, oil on canvas, 1988