Bio: Don Rantz of Prescott, Arizona, studied Fine Art at the University of Northern Arizona. He has illustrated three childrens' books with his wife, Beth Neely, and he enjoys working in wood. Since 2002 Don has been painting in pastels, recording the monumental landscapes of the American South West. His work has won significant awards, including the Phippen Museum Art Show and Sale, the New Mexico Pastel Society National Show, the 8th Pastel 100 Ruth Richeson/Unison Pastels award, and the 11th Pastel 100 Best of Show.
Medium : Pastel
Style: Realist. Rantz works on Wallis sanded paper with Unison pastels. The scale can be large – his recent Pastel 100 winner was a commissioned painting of 30 x 40 ins. but he also has pieces as small as 6 x 9 in.
Check out the Artists Network site for more information on his working technique.
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