|Bluelike Symptoms © Mike Barret Kolasinski|
Bio : Mike Barret Kolasinski studied Illustration and Design at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, from 1974 through 1978. He graduated with a BA from Columbia College, Chicago, in 1979, but is largely self-taught in his current career of producing fine art paintings called WildScapes.
He is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, has achieved Master Circle status with the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS), a Master Circle Member of the PaintAmerica Association, and a Master and co-founding Board Member of the Chicago Pastel Painters.
His work, included in many public and private collections, has won numerous awards, including the first Maggie Price Award of Excellence at the PastelWorld 2013, 22nd Juried Exhibition, International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS); an Honorable Mention in the 12th Annual 2010 Pastel 100; First Place in the Pastel Category of the American Artist’s 70th Anniversary Competition; having a feature article written about his work in the February, 2006 issue of American Artist; and appearing in the International Artist publication, How Did You Paint That? 100 Ways to Paint Seascapes, Rivers and Lakes, Volume 1.
Style: Representional, painterly
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