Casey Childs is a Utah-based artist who grew up in Wyoming and first studied art formally at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming. He continued his art education at Brigham Young University receiving a BA in Painting, followed by study with renowned portraitist and figurative artist William Whitaker. After many years of study, Casey has created a highly skillful body of figurative and portrait work which has been featured in galleries across the U.S. He has received numerous awards including many from the Portrait Society of America for their International Portrait Competition: First Honors in 2011 for his painting, “Bi-angle;" First Place Drawing in 2015 for his drawing, “Natalie;” and Second Place the following year for his oil portrait, “Phylis VanderNaald.” He was most recently honored with the Art Renewal Center Realism Award of Excellence from the Oil Painters of America’s 25th National Juried Exhibition, and Third Place Figurative Category in the Art Renewal Salon Competition in 2016. Casey’s work has been featured in many publications including American Art Collector Magazine, International Artist Magazine, and Southwest Art Magazine.
His work can be seen at Principle Gallery, Haynes Gallery, and Waterhouse Gallery.