RMCAD Faculty

David Collins, MFA. Assistant Professor of Illustration

David Collins, MFA

Over the course of his career, Dave Collins has worked in a variety of artistic areas, including portraiture, figure, still life, and landscape painting, as well as animal art. He has also worked in advertising, book illustration, toy design, and commercial art for resorts in Colorado, Las Vegas, and Florida. He lives with his wife, Heather, and their two Chihuahuas in Lakewood, Colorado. Dave studied at the New York Academy of Art in New York City, where he earned an MFA in Painting, and the University of Colorado at Denver, where he earned Bachelor degrees in Art History and Creative Arts-Painting. He has also studied at the Art Students League of Denver, and taken courses in the Osteology of Animals and Paleontology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. As an educator, Dave specializes in figure and landscape painting, as well as human and animal anatomy drawing.

Recent Exhibitions, Significant Work, or Publications:
He exhibits with the Art Students League of Denver, the Colorado Alliance of Illustrators, and in the past has shown work at Gallery 824 in the Santa Fe Art District of Denver, and various other galleries in Denver, Evergreen, CO, and New York City.

Course Credentialing
IL 1200 – Freshman Drawing Portfolio Review for Illustrators, IL 2550 – Life Drawing III: Human Anatomy, IL 2560 – Still Life Painting, IL 2571 – Digital Still Life Painting, IL 2710 – Sequential Art I, IL 2715 – Sequential Art II, IL 2750 – Life Drawing IV, IL 2840 – Animal Anatomy + Drawing, IL 3000 – Illustration Junior Portfolio Review, IL 3105 Figure Painting I (formerly IL 3100 – Life Painting I), IL 3255 – Figure Painting II (formerly IL 3250 – Life Painting II), IL 3580 – Landscape Painting, IL 3595 – Illustration II.

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