Daryl G. Colburn

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Daryl G. Colburn, non-ferrous metal sculptor, has been working with copper, bronze and silver throughout his professional
career which began in 1975. His unique ability in making the metal come to life whether he is portraying Native Americans,
the Southwest, nudes or abstractions has caused much acclaim. His technique is a combination of fusion, patinas, overlays, brazing and soldering. Using an oxygen acetylene torch, hands and hammer, Colburn yields his one of a kind sculptures.

Daryl was born December 5, 1953 in San Francisco, California. He began his career as a professional artist 24 years ago in
Kerrville, Texas. There he owned and operated two galleries, "Woodfire Gallery" from 1977-83 and "Potlatch Gallery" from

1983-87. He then moved to Austin, Texas and began doing juried arts shows and numerous one artist shows. In 1988 he began "Sunset Studios and Gallery" in Austin and in 1989 he opened "Colburn/Winters Studio" in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico.

Currently Daryl G. Colburn is owner of Laughing at the Sun fine art gallery in Austin, Texas, and works from
'Studio Hí located near the gallery.1999 has been a busy year for Daryl. Having successfully advertised in Southwest
Art magazine and Native Peoples for seven years, Daryl created another piece, advertised in the August 1999 issue of Southwest Art , "My Fathers Song," a limited edition of 15.

It is clear that the Native American influences in Darylís life have inspired him to create pre-1800 pieces that are intricately detailed yet powerful and full of motion at the same time. Having worked successfully for 18 years on all different types of Native American pieces Daryl continues to create a select few pieces.

Both Daryl G. Colburn and his work have been credited with having spiritual, healing and visionary qualities. The emotional impact
of Colburnís work is its essence, whether it is joy or a Shamanís trance the viewer is moved to react to the communicated message in laughter or in awe. Colburn says "In my work I try to capture feelings. Maybe not always in the form which we see things, but I try to communicate what I feel and why I am here. Reality to me is beyond the eye, into the heart".

He is an inventor, fusing different metals, grinding them down to create intricate webs of copper inlaid in bronze and discovering new patinas.
His works are a tactile exploration of contrast, enticing this heavy tempered compound into a vision that is fleshy and alive.
The artist is most completely expressed through his work. It is a truly unique vision and talent.

Gallery Ownership

Laughing at the Sun Gallery, Austin, Texas
Sunset Studios and Gallery, Austin, Texas
Colburn/Winters Studio, Ranchos de Taos, NewMexico

Gallery Affiliations

Backroads Gallery, Austin, Texas
Tamarack Gallery, Victoria, Texas
Brushfire Gallery, Las Cruces, New Mexico
Santa Fe Trails, Sarasota, Florida
Angel Fire Gallery, Fredricksburg, Texas
Visions, Florida
Spirit Echoes, Austin, Texas
Agora Gallery, New York, New York
Spirit Echoes Gallery, Austin, Texas
Rainbow Warrior Gallery, Galveston Island, Texas

Sells limited editions through (advertising in) Southwest Art magazine


Santa Fe Girls Club Show, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Cottonwood Art Show, Dallas, Texas
Museum of the American West, Houston, Texas
Kermezaar, El Paso, Texas
Ruidoso Art Festival, Ruidoso, New Mexico
Cloudcroft Art Festival, Cloudcroft, New Mexico
West Fest, Copper Mountain, Colorado
Pecan Street Art Festival, Austin, Texas
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, Austin, Texas
Westheimer Colony Art Festival, Houston, Texas
McAllen Museum Show, McAllen, Texas
Kaleidoscope, Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont, Texas
Indian Market, Sedona Arizona
Colorado Indian Market, Boulder, Colorado
Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas
Indian Market, Paige, Arizona
Texas Indian Market, Dallas, Texas
One Man Show, Rainbow Warrior Gallery, Galveston, Texas May1993
Three Man Show, Spirit Echoes Gallery, Austin, Texas
Festival of the Arts, Fort Worth, Texas
Winter Art Show, Houston, Texas

Teaching Affiliations

Carrizo Lodge, Ruidoso, New Mexico
Womenís League, Austin, Texas


First Place in Overall Art and Display, Cloudcroft, New Mexico, 1989
Best of Show , Indian Market, Paige Arizona, 1988
First Place, Third Annual Waco Invitation Wild Bunch Art Show and Sale, Waco, Texas, 1987
Rockport, Best of Show
Best Sculpture, Mainstreet Show, Flagstaff, Arizona
Fourth Place, Texas Wild Bunch, Austin, Texas 1986
Best of Show, Rockport, Texas

Studios of Daryl G. Colburn

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