Wrapped in a eye-catching crimson wool blanket, a young Native American girl looks hesitantly out from this painting in this contemporary work by Cache Valley native Jeremy Winborg. Loose brushstrokes and a vibrant colour palette, which depict the abstract background and the loosely defined crimson blanket, are combined with the well detailed and highly realistic rendering of the the young girl's face, and together, these two styles bring the portrait to life with expressive energy. The painting is signed "J. Winborg" in bottom left corner. "Wrapped in Crimson" won the 2016 Viewer's Choice Award at the Sears Museum Gallery at Dixie State University. It was also displayed at the 92nd Annual Spring Salon at the Springville Art Museum in Springville, Utah.
A Cache Valley native, Winborg has had a passion for creating art since he was a child when he started painting with watercolors by his father’s side. He moved on to painting very large acrylic portraits as a teenager. At age 15, his first completed acrylic painting was purchased by the Utah Education Association; at age 16, Winborg received his first commission. Winborg has won several awards throughout his artistic career, including “Outstanding Art Student for the State of Utah” and Masters Award at the Springville Museum of Art. His work has been displayed in several shows, which include the LDS International Church Art Show 2002, 2005, and 2008, as well as being featured in the Ensign, New Era, Liahona, and Friend magazines. In 2011, he received Honorable Mention at the Sears Dixie Art Invitational. In 2012, he won the Viewer's Choice Award, Best of Show Award, and the Purchase Prize at the Sears Dixie Art Invitational. Winborg was adjudicator of the 2013 Dixie Show and won the Viewer's Choice award at the 2014 show, and was the Featured Artist at the 25th annual CNS Art & Soup 2013 show.
Framed Dimensions: 45 x 32.5 in.
36 x 24 in.