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 Place Drawing in 2015 for his drawing, “Natalie;” Second Place in 2016 for his oil portrait, “Phylis VanderNaald;” and Third Place in 2017 for his oil painting, “Take These Broken Wings.” 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.