he hidden landscapes of Utah’s West Desert have found their artistic advocate in Sean Toomey.
--Stephen Trimble, author/photographer of The Sagebrush Ocean: A Natural History of the Great Basin
Fine Art Digital (Giclee) Prints & Cards
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Phillips 2014 Exhibit: Prints $210 / $6; $5 per for any 5-9 cards; $4 per for any 10+ cards
Phillips 2011 Exhibit: Prints $210 / 10 cards with same image for $40
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And Justice for All benefit exhibit
Visit the lobby of Christensen & Jensen, 257 E. 200 S., 11th Floor, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and help support AJFA. There is validated parking under the building. https://goo.gl/photos/Q1aQC65t7hnUitUv6 (Slideshow option: three vertical dots upper right.)
390 N 500 W, Suite H, Bountiful Utah 84010
444 East 200 South
Tuesday - Friday 11:00-6:00
March 21 to April 11, 2014
Phillips Gallery, Winter Group Show
Phillips Gallery, Dibble Gallery
October 21 - November 11, 2011
Salt Lake City Main Library Gallery
February 6 - March 26, 2010
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I've seen the world in brush strokes and washes since I was twelve. Lately, the wide expanses and the light and color of Utah’s west desert have captured my attention. From Fish Springs to the Bear River Bird Refuge, and from the eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake to Pilot Peak, the landscapes are foreboding, but their starkness holds a unique beauty: a sea of salt, sand and mud; plants struggling against the heat and salinity; mountains cast from fire; skies of infinite variety and width; water in unlikely places.
I use transparent watercolors exclusively. I paint without preliminary sketching to allow for an intuitive representation. I primarily paint with two-inch and one-inch brushes to capture scenes with the fewest strokes. I use paper with panoramic dimensions to best match the subject.
I have had the privilege of excellent private teachers, including Ed Maryon, as well as training at the San Francisco Art Institute, the San Francisco Academy of Art, and the University of Utah.