My name is Dave Collins, and I’ve been teaching on-ground at RMCAD for 18+ years, 15 years as a full-time instructor. Over the years I’ve worked in a variety of artistic areas including portraiture, figure, still-life, and landscape painting, as well as animal art. I’ve also done advertising, book illustration, toy design, and designed commercial paintings for resorts in Colorado, Las Vegas, and Florida. I live with my wife, Heather, and our two Chihuahuas in Lakewood, Colorado.
I studied at the New York Academy of Art in New York City (MFA-Painting, along with courses in Figure Sculpture and Anatomy), and the University of Colorado at Denver (BA in Art History, BFA in Creative Arts-Painting), and the Art Students League of Denver (Painting and Sculpture Studies). I’ve also taken courses in the Osteology of Animals and Paleontology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. I specialize in teaching Figure and Landscape Painting, and Human and Animal Anatomy Drawing at RMCAD.
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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.