Wendell W. Unzicker

The Lemur's Stare

The Lemur's Stare

Medium: Colored Pencil
Title:Sales & Marketing Director
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Artist Statement

I believe art is an opportunity to do the impossible, visit , visualize the unreachable perspective, bring emotion to tangible form, and even look inside the mind of another person. Every individual has incredible and unique visions of life and the universe. To study, understand, and bring to life those visions is the essence of my personal artistic pursuit.

Artist Biography

Born and raised in Galesburg, Illinois where he lived until the age of 21.

Energy of Chaco Canyon

Energy of Chaco Canyon

Interested inscience, visual arts, and theater his whole life.  Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Knox College in 1976.

Worked within the professional theater community designing sets and lighting for stage plays for 5 years in Chicago, Il. Worked for Seagram Americas (the adult beverage giant) for 23 years as a Director of Marketing designing and implementing advertising campaigns, point-of-purchase materials, packaging, new consumer products, public relations efforts, special event marketing, and serving as product-placement liaison with movie and television companies. After this company was sold, he worked as a Director of Product Development for Wellpoint (the healthcare giant) for 4 years. Thereafter he has worked as a consultant for a local Harley Davidson dealer as well as concentrating on a growing professional art business. Wendell and his family have lived in Missouri, California, Texas, Illinois, and have now moved from the Ventura, California area to New Mexico. Starting as a hobby, Wendell’s colored pencil work has burgeoned into a respectable business as he is widely recognized as one of the leading artists in this medium in the country. His work has been featured in competitions and galleries in Kansas, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, California, New Mexico, Baltimore, New York, and Nebraska. His work is prominently featured in the online, international drawing and painting exhibition at Upstreampeoplegallery.com.  He is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, a member of the most recent “Living Masters” pencil art series, a member of the Rio Rancho Art Association, a member of the Corrales Society of Artists, and a member of the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. His work has been featured in a number of publications, most recently as the cover artist for Sunshine Artist Magazine. He recently won awards at the CPSA art show at the Arts Alliance Gallery in Albuquerque and was chosen to design the American Marketing Association’s “Marketer of the Year” award. His commercial work includes over 200 book covers, posters, logo designs, architectural renderings, and technical drawings for Northrup Grummen, Hughes Company, and NASA.

Luna Cortez

Luna Cortez

Wendell’s pictures tell a story through vibrant color and hyperbole drawing from the natural world and the realm of pure imagination in equal measure.

Wendell has appeared in a number of art shows and festivals including the Rio Grande Art Festivals, Dallas Artsfest, Fort Worth Blues Festival, New Mexico Arts and Crafts festivals, the Northern New Mexico Art Festival, Ventura Art by the Sea and Ventura Artwalk, New Mexico Wine Festival, Albuquerque Go Festival, Los Alamos Art Festivals, the Santa Fe Art Festival in the Plaza, and Corrales Art in the Park.

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