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Collin Bogle grew up in Northwestern Washington As a kid he liked to spend his time outdoors fishing roller-blading or riding his mountain bike His father Lee Bogle was an art teacher in high school and even when Collin showed extraordinary artistic abilities it was still thought that he would be an accountant Lee Bogle was absolutely amazed with Collins abilityToday both Lee and Collin Bogle are professional artists Both father and son live in Seattle and live 10 minutes apart They both excel at realistic detail if you saw their art however no one would guess their close connectionLee Bogle after painting wildlife subjects most of his life has moved back to his first love- the human figure He is best known for his Native American depictions in flowing backgrounds Now he has shifted to ballet dancers Unlike his father Collin Bogle has moved toward wildlife He takes adventures through the woods near his house with a camera looking for surprisesDrawing and painting were major passions for Lee Bogle even in childhood He pursued his art during evenings and weekends for twenty years while teaching during the day He worked in stained glass pottery and even dipped into sculpture His portrait work provided supplemental income for the family As the demand for his prints increased the tedious hand-coloring process consumed his time So he hired Collin his teenage son as an apprentice He assisted his father for several years learning color and many techniquesNext Lee experimented with oil pastel drawings against the free- form colors of the wash He found the combination of abstract backgrounds and detailed drawings suited him Eventually he moved to human figures as subjectsWhen Collin was still young he never imagined a career in art Even after winning the most likely to succeed in art award he still never imagined pursuing anything It wasnt until one of his fathers first publishers saw one of his paintings and asked him to
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