For more than 40 years Buffalo Kaplinski has been a fine artist establishing himself in the western U.S. Born in Chicago (1943), he studied at the American Academy of Art and the Chicago Art Institute. After working as a commercial artist in Chicago, the lure of the American Southwest took him to Taos, NM where his career as a fine artist bagan (1967). He quickly became known as one of the finest contemporary landscape artist working in watercolor and acrylic and gained national recognition through his many one-man shows. His work has been added to numerous corporate collections as well as hundreds of private collections. National shows in which he exhibited include the American Watercolor Society, the Artists of America show, and the National Academy of Design (1965).
The Southwest, canyons of Utah, high country of Colorado, moving water, fallen snow, ice, aspen groves, rock formations, sunsets, and glaciers are subjects that get Buffalo spashing away in watercolor and acrylic. He has worked plein air all over the world in about 25 different countries.
KAPLINSKI has continued pursuing PLEIN AIR WATERCOLR in UTAH & COLORADO. SUPERINTEDANTS award of EXCELLENCE - ZION NATIONAL PARK, ANNUAL ART SHOW at ART CENTER, GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO. Also worked at LAKE POWELL, PAGE, ARIZONA.
KAPLISKI was an INVITED ARTIST in second annual RIMS to RUINS ART EXHIBIT - PAINTINGS done at MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK, DURANGO, COLORADO. PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOR of MESA VERDE in NOVEMBER "WESTERN ART COLLECTOR MAGAZINE" the EXHIBIT was held at WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE in PARKER, COLORADO, NOV - JANUARY 2014.
|About 32 years ago, I was questioning a lot of spiritual things. A young man working for me on ranch repairs shared the Christian Faith. A long story, but the outcome was accepting Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I could give you about 10 bible verses - John 3:16, John 14:6, Romans 6:23 and a most beautiful verse, Revelation 3:20 Jesus words - "Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and fellowship with him and he with me".|
Condensed Credits and Shows:
Regional shows: 10 - including Governors Invitaional Show, Foothills Art Center, and Rist Canyon
Gallery Shows: 20 1-man and group shows 1967 - 2008
Corporate collections: 15 - including Johns Manville (Denver), Eastman Kodak, Plum Creek Vineyards
Posters: 9 - including Channel 6 (PBS Denver), Angel Fire Music Festival (Taos, NM)
Passionate Landscape: The Painting Journeys of Buffalo Kaplinski authored by Harmon Graves (Sunstone Press, Santa Fe, NM) documents Buffalo's life and paintings