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Biography - Kit Hevron Mahoney

Kit Hevron Mahoney has over twenty five years experience as a fine artist and design professional. Her background includes business, fine art, illustration and graphic design. Kit graduated from the University of Colorado and the Colorado Institute of Art where she also taught graphic design and drawing for over 15 years. Kit has been showing nationwide in solo and group exhibitions and her work has been included in the Colorado Governor’s Invitational, the Gilcrease Museum’s American Art in Miniature Invitational, Oil Painters of America and has won awards in the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society. Her work is in both private and corporate collections including the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs and McGraw Hill Publishers in Dayton, Ohio and the private collection of actor Jack Nicholson. Kit is passionate about traveling and painting stunning landscapes and florals that represent her interpretation of the many places she visits. Her bold, energetic palette knife and brush paintings are available through her studio, national galleries, and by private commission. Her new style in oils has developed from painting in pastels for 14 years and is approached much like her pastels, building layers of paint, resulting in bold and colorful textural images. "My paintings are a response to the passion and beauty I feel from and for Nature. As an artist I want to communicate visually and vibrantly the peace and serenity that is found in Nature. My dynamic compositions are a unique style of contemporary Impressionism with a bold use of color and texture." Awards and Special Interest 2010-2011 Creative Capitol Metro Denver Show, Denver International Airport, Colorado Capitol 2010 Colorado Governor's Invitational Show/Sale - Loveland Museum Gallery - Loveland, CO American Art in Miniature 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 - Gilcrease Museum - Tulsa, OK National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society Exhibit 2001 - Gustafson Art & Education Fund “Best use of light and color” Artist to Watch/Best of the West - Southwest Art Magazine, Oct. 2001/May 2002 Finalist Winner/Landscape Category - The Artist Magazine’s 2001 Annual Art Competition Commemorative Poster Artist - Rocky Mountain PBS 2000 Art Auction Exhibitions 2010 - Colorado Artists Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii 2010 - Nόmadas del Arte Show, Southwest Gallery of Dallas, Dallas, TX 2004-2009 - Gilcrease Museum American Art in Miniature-Tulsa, OK 2002-2010 - Annual Shows, Brushstrokes-Studio Gallery, LLP 2002-2010 - Colorado Governor's Invitational Show, Loveland Museum Gallery, Loveland, CO 2009 - American Impressionist Juried Exhibition, Saks Gallery, Denver, CO 2004-2005 - Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, Winter Park and Estes Park, CO 2003-2006 - Salon International Annual Juried, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art-San Antonio, TX 2001-2010 - National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society, Signature Member and Exhibit 2001, 2002, 2003 2003 Oil Painters of America 12th Annual, Nichols Gallery - Taos, New Mexico 1995-2007 - Rocky Mountain PBS Art Auction , Denver, CO 1994-2007 - Various Shows, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO 2002 One Person Show , Midland Gallery, Midland, TX 2002-2006 - Cancer League of CO-Spring Benefit, Cancer League of Colorado Spring Gala 2001 Mountain Oyster Club - Tucson, AZ, 32nd Annual Contemporary Western Art Show 2001 Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, 105th Annual Competition-National Arts Club, NY 2001-2002 - AWA’S 4th/5th Annual Competition, Contemporary Southwest Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2001 Salmagundi 24th Juried Art Exhibition, Salmagundi Club - New York, NY 2001 Denver All Invitational Show, Merrill Johnson Gallery, Denver, CO 1993-2006 - Abend Gallery Holiday Miniatures Show, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO 1997-2000 - Colorado Artists Showcase, Cherry Creek Arts Festival- Denver, CO Corporate collections Pfizer Pharmaceutical Corporate Offices, Denver, Colorado McGraw Hill Publisher, Dayton, Ohio Medical Center of the Rockies, Fort Collins, Colorado Ella Corothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art, Bolivar, Missouri Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado Omni Interlocken Hotel, Boulder, Colorado M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX Academy Retirement Community/ Bella Vista, Boulder, Colorado Colorado Business Bank, Boulder, Colorado Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL Alpha Omicron Pi Headquarters, Brentwood, Tennessee Kent Place, Denver, CO Vail Valley Medical Center, Edwards Shaw Cancer Pavilion UMB Bank Trailhead Lodge; Steamboat Springs, CO Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children; Denver, CO Medical Center of the Rockies Experience 2000-2001 Denver Botanic Gardens Instructor - Pastel Painting in the Gardens 1998-1999 Abend Gallery Fine Art, LLC Design Director & LLC Member - Denver, CO 1993-1998 Visible Productions Design Director - Fort Collins, CO 1980-1996 Colorado Institute of Art Instructor: Graphic Design, Drawing/Anatomy 1980-1986 Graphic Creations, Ltd. President/owner of nat’l greeting card company.