Dick Mueller in his home studio
Dick Mueller in his home studio

Alum Dick Muller was featured in The Foothills Focus for his photo realistic renderings of the West that he creates with colored pencils or graphite.

Recently, Mueller has started a new series, Portraits from the Past. “The idea was sparked by a client who wanted a picture of her grandfather, when he was 9, dressed up as a cowboy,” Mueller said. This approach has taken on a life of its own in Mueller’s home studio in Carefree, AZ. Mueller draws from old family photos and researches the era to make sure the items are authentic.

Mueller was also recently selected for inclusion in The Bosque Art Classic, and the International Guild of Realism (IGOR) chose one of his colored pencil drawings to be included in The 15th annual IGOR Exhibition in Charleston, South Carolina. Both great honors from organizations that choose the top 1% of works submitted.

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