Colleen Howe Bleinberger is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and American Women Artists. She teaches landscape painting where she lives in Smithfield, Utah and also across the United States. Her work is represented by Authentique Gallery, St. George, Utah; Bingham Gallery, Mt. Carmel, Utah; The Rich Haines Gallery in Park City, Utah; the Village Gallery in Lahaina, Maui (Hawaii); and the 15th Street Gallery in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Growing up on a cattle ranch in southwestern Montana definitely influenced her to become a landscape painter. When only seven years old, she visited a painter in a small home next to the 1860’s two-room school house where she went to school. Seeing a large, beautiful painting on the artist’s easel, Colleen knew she wanted to be an artist, too.
Colleen attended Brigham Young University and the University of Utah to study drawing and painting. She also took individual instruction from Sally Strand, Michael Workman and T. Allen Lawson. Articles about her work have been published in The Artist’s Magazine, American Artist and the Pastel Journal. Her work also appears in books such as, Painters of Utah’s Canyons and Deserts, Sun on My Back, Dust on My Shoes, and Art Journey America LANDSCAPES. She is an invited artist to the prestigious Dixie Invitational in St. George, Utah and is an invited artist at Maynard Dixon Country in Mt. Carmel, Utah. In 2013, Colleen will be one of the Invited Artists for Maui Plein Air, (painting events do not get better than this one!) She will also participate in Moab Plein Air (teaching October 3rd in pastel)
Besides her artwork, Colleen greatly enjoys teaching landscape painting. She teaches in the U.S. , France, and in October of 2014, she will lead a workshop in Tuscany, Italy. Please come!! She teaches the importance of value structure, composition and color harmony.
On a personal note, Colleen remarried in 2010. She will be signing her work “Bleinberger” and will go by Colleen Howe Bleinberger, PSA, for her pastel work.
Colleen’s work is in permanent collections at the University of Utah, O. C. Tanner, Co., Utah State University and many private collections. Her work may be viewed online at www.colleenhowebleinberger.com. She lives and works in Smithfield, Utah.