Bio

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I have been pursuing and learning about art my entire life.  One of my earliest memories is playing with clay in my parent’s pottery studio.  I have participated in numerous group shows, had several solo exhibitions in galleries and businesses, and continue to make and sell art in southern Colorado.  My passions and expertise include drawing and cartooning, sculpture, and painting.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
For more than the past decade I have been working with Colorado Springs businesses and organizations that promote art, learning, and creativity: Concrete Couch, Futureself, Clay Fest, Razzamataz Puppetry, and The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation.  In 2013 I worked with the Manitou Arts Council to raise funds to permanently place my ‘Phoenix Rising’ bronze sculpture on Manitou Avenue.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
2001-2006 Manitou Springs Fine Art Casting, formerly at 1136 Manitou Ave.
2007 Private Contractor/ Self employed artist
2008-2015 Meininger Art Supply  201 S. Weber, Colorado Springs

EDUCATION
While I would call myself primarily self-taught, I have received instruction from various mentors, artists and craftsmen though the years. The most formative of those being Doug Pederson, during my adolescence, Floyd Tunson at William J Palmer High School 1996-1998, Chuck Foresman in painting and William Rumley both at the University of Colorado at Boulder 1998-2000, and Judith Bernstein, James Grashaw, and Charles Parness, artists I have worked with at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation.

THE FUTURE
I have established Fenton Workshop LLC as a proprietary name for my artistic services and the production and sale of various projects and artworks.  I look forward to working within my community and my continued learning and dedication to art.