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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
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Editor’s Note: Through January, paintings by W.A. Rump are on display at The Artist’s Mercantile, 720 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs. An artist’s reception in his honor takes place at 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12. Information: 947-0947City/hometown: Glenwood Springs

Occupation: RetiredBackground/education: Former journalist and radio personality in Indiana and Oklahoma

When did you know you wanted to become an artist? Painting appealed to me when I realized that I could say more in one painting than one short story.What’s the inspiration behind your work? As far as inspiration is concerned, I would have to say that one painting begets another and when I finish a “perfect” painting I have to perfect it another way.Most memorable exhibit: The most memorable exhibit consisted of a series of photographs which showed a lone man on the fringes of society longing to belong. It was in the National Museum of Art in Copenhagen.

Which three artists, living or dead, would you like to spend a weekend working with? As far as three artists, two come immediately to mind. Salvador Dali and Albrecht Durer. The third would be a composite of any graphic design artist.What’s the message you would like to communicate through your art? With the majority of my paintings, something different can be seen from four different angles, and life mirrors that with the idea there is more than one different perspective or opinion to consider.

Color: I love all colors but especially those that produce a memorable contrast.Medium: My medium is oil but I find myself intrigued by using an acrylic base.Food: Weiner schnitzel

Movie: “A Thousand Clowns” with Jason Robards Book: “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn RandAnimal: CatSong/musician: I enjoy listening to Pink Floyd’s “Darkside of the Moon” and EnigmaMuseum of art in the world: I really enjoyed seeing the art at the National Museum in Copenhagen, and you can’t go wrong in visiting any museum in Amsterdam.


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