Jeremy Winborg, b. 1979, Salt Lake City, UT (United States). He is best known for his figurative work of Native American subjects that blend realism with abstract backgrounds. Winborg has had a passion for creating art since he was a child.
He grew up in Utah working in an art studio alongside his father who was an illustrator. Winborg began receiving awards and honors at a young age. “Being an artist was the only profession I ever considered when I was growing up.”
Winborg was inspired to start painting Native American figures when his Navajo niece, Layla, was born. His work is focused on creating Native American pieces that preserve a bit of history on each canvas. His paintings feature Native Americans dressed in traditional, authentic clothing with a focus on being historically accurate.
Winborg is well-known for his bold brushwork and pallet knife work on his interesting, colorful backgrounds. He enjoys the juxtaposition of the realistic portraiture and abstract, loose backgrounds, “I like to go wild with my backgrounds. The abstract backgrounds are exciting to look at and there’s a peacefulness about the figures and faces where your eye can rest.”
Winborg and his wife, Danielle, have made Cache Valley, Utah home. They live there with their five children. Winborg enjoys the outdoors. Fly fishing, rock climbing and photographing beautiful landscapes are his favorite pastimes when he’s not painting.