My intent as a painter is to arrest motion on canvas by artificial means, to capture life and hold it fixed. I am interested in making paintings of personal experiences, some as I remember and others as I prefer to remember them. Referencing family photo albums and historical photography I aim to create a nostalgic world once imagined, now conceivably constructed with paint. As I reflect on memories I hope to bring to life a personal mythology to better understand my reality.
Zachary Proctor was born in 1976. He earned his BFA from the University of Utah in 2002, studying under David Dornan and Paul Davis. After Graduating he spent time in Helper, Utah working as David Dornan’s apprentice. He finished his MFA at Utah State University in 2012. Zachary is a full time painter who is selling works in galleries around the country. He has participated in numerous shows and has been featured in American Art Collector and Southwest Art magazine.