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Tuesday, March 31

CANCELED Open Studio Figure Drawing at the Arts Guild
Jan-May 2020 Second Saturday
10am to 12 pm

E Denney NeVille

Oil, Watercolor

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Morning Sentinel

E Denney NeVille: My Story I have always had an interest in art. It was first evident when my parents saw that I could not be discouraged from drawing on the wall next to my bed when I was a toddler. My interest in art persisted through grade school and on into high school. In high school, I was removed from gym class along with a couple of my friends for “. . . excessive noise and laughing about laughing." The punishment was that I would be required to take an art class. My fate was sealed. After two semesters of Jr. College, I was accepted at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, California. I attended art school for one year then filled a two and a half year mission for the LDS Church in France and Belgium, returning to the Art Center where I graduated with honors, earning a BFA. After graduation I worked for two years as an illustrator for Hughes Aircraft in Culver City, CA., then two years in Reseda, CA assisting in animation production for Filmation Studios. By fall of 1970 and after being married for three years I felt I had been away from my home state of Wyoming long enough. My wife, Linda, had never been to Wyoming , so we moved to Billings, Montana, a two hour drive from my home town of Byron, Wyoming in the Big Horn Basin. In Billings I spent six weeks working with an architect firm before taking a job with Stan Lynde, lettering and inking his cartoon strip, Hipshot and Rick O’Shay. This was a good experience and satisfied my desire to draw. During this time, I did political cartoons for local papers and began to seriously paint and get my work out to the public. After seven years, the job with Stan Lynde ended when Stan discontinued his production of the strip. “It was a good experience and I enjoyed my association with Stan. I learned a lot from him—most importantly, that spelling is not often meant to be a creative endeavor.” In 1976, I moved with my wife and our small family to my hometown in Byron, Wyoming. I taught at a nearby Jr. College for a while, and then started doing workshops while continuing to paint and do odd jobs (sometimes very odd), to help with the bills and family needs. I am grateful my wife was willing to work when the need was greatest for the family. I also enjoy writing humorous fiction of life’s boring, and or, extraordinary challenges and disasters, embellishing them with sufficient imagination to give them greater clarity. With the help of the Editors and staff of the Lovell Chronicle to take the creativity out of my spelling, I received the Pace Maker Award several times from the Wyoming Press Association for my articles and cartoon illustrations. I am represented by Big Horn Galleries in Cody, Wyoming and Tubac, Arizona, The Bozeman Trail Gallery in Sheridan, Wyoming. I am a participating artist in the Annual Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale, and the Cheyenne Frontier Days Show and Auction. Awards Best of Show in the CM Russell Art Auction 1982 Artist Choice in the Buffalo Bill Art Show and sale, 1997 and 2005 Featured in the Art of the West Magazine, Oct/Sept 2000

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E Denney NeVille

131 West Riverview Ave, PO Box 341, Byron, WY 82412

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