Photo by Erin Jeanne Photography
Colorado Watercolorist GENE YOUNGMANN has been painting transparent watercolors since 1981 along the Front Range Mountains west of Denver. Youngmann’s subject of choice is Colorado landscapes, vintage automobiles and aging architecture. He is a retired high school art teacher, having taught drawing for twenty-five years at Golden High School in Jefferson County Schools. Youngmann holds six signature watercolor society memberships. He has been a signature member of the Colorado Watercolor Society (CWS) since 1991 and served as CWS President, 2005-2007, has served as the CWS Delegate to the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS) and was the CWS Project Manager for the 41st Annual WFWS Exhibition during the summer of 2016 at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities.
Youngmann is a plein air painter, painting 90 percent of his work on location during the warmer months and participates in plein air events yearly. His paintings are regularly displayed in International, National, Regional and Local exhibitions. His paintings are included in many private and corporate art collections, most recently the Colorado School of Mines President’s Office in Golden, CO in 2013 and the Foothills Art Center in Golden, CO in 2016. Youngmann has created the past three poster designs for the Annual Historical Westminster Jazz and Art Fest held in June each year.
The video below was produced by Kristina Robbins and her students at Red Rocks Community College for the Foothills Art Center “2017 Members’ Show” showcase featuring some of the best local talent in their membership.
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