Eldon Warren is an impressionist oil painter of the western landscape. He was born in Nebraska in 1952 and now makes his home in Westminster, Colorado.
Growing up, there wasn’t money to buy paint and brushes and the other things a young artist needs so Eldon spent most of his time with a pencil and paper drawing the things around him.
In 1967 he ended up at Colorado Boys Ranch in La Junta, Colorado. The Ranch Administrator’s wife, taking an interest in the development of Eldon’s artistic skills, took him to town and bought oil paint, brushes and canvas. This marked the beginning of a life long career as an artist.
The first step beyond high school art classes was with Art Instruction Schools, a correspondence course that taught the basics. That experience set a solid foundation in drawing and put Eldon on the right path. His art education after that took place in workshop settings and every “good” art book he could find.
After graduating high school in La Junta in 1970, Eldon moved around quite a bit, not really settling anywhere until 1981. After high school he worked as a laborer in Sidney, Nebraska. He spent time in Houston, Texas working as a roofer, then moved back to La Junta and worked as a machine operator in a factory. He spent a couple of years in Portland, Oregon as a welder then settled in Denver in 1981 and has been there ever since.