Casey Childs

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Casey Childs

United States

Casey Childs is an American born artist currently based in Utah. He is a full time painter and Wyoming native who first studied art formally at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming. Casey loved drawing from an early age, and it seemed to come easier to him than other interests so he knew one day he would pursue a career in an art related field. It was during his first “real” art classes taught by John Giarrizzo when heknew he wanted to become a painter. He continued his art education at Brigham Young University, receiving a BA in Painting, followed by study with renowned portraitist and figurative artist William Whitaker. After many years of study, Casey has created a highly skillful body of figurative and portrait work which has been featured in galleries across the U.S. He has received numerous awards including many from the Portrait Society of America for their International Portrait Competition—First Place Drawing in 2022 and 2015; Second Place in 2018 and 2016; Third Place in 2017, and Fourth place in 2018.

He was also honored to receive the prestigious Gold Medal from the Oil Painters of America’s 27th National Juried Exhibition, as well as the MEAM museum Purchase Award and Springville Museum of Art Exhibition Award in the 13th International Art Renewal Center Salon Competition. Casey’s work has been featured in many publications including American Art Collector Magazine, International Artist Magazine, and Southwest Art Magazine.

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