Jerome L. Vaden is a watercolor artist; collectors of his paintings are worldwide. Jerome was born June 3, 1954; he is a native of Denver, Colorado. Jerome is a self-taught artist. He has never received any formal training; he began drawing at the age of six. His early work was strictly pen & ink. However, on the advice of an art critic covering an art show where his work appeared, the advice to Jerome was to transcend his work from pin and ink to color. He began exploring with oils, acrylics, tempera, pastels, and finally watercolor, he fell in love with watercolor. Practically anyone that has seen his paintings says he has a gift. He participated in the Cherry Creek Arts Festival for the first three years. In 1991, The Artist Magazine, a national publication chose Jerome from 15,000 entries as the one of the top 200 in an art competition of portraits, he entered a painting titled Miles.
In 1992, he exhibited his paintings in a one-man 30-day art exhibit at the Town Hall of Littleton. This particular exhibit spun two great articles, one in The Rocky Mountain News, titled Artist clarity defies watercolor genre in January 1993 and another in The Christian Science Monitor, titled Precision in a Watercolor World in March 1993. Other articles appeared in the Rocky Mountain News Spotlight section in Dec. 1992, and Sept. 1994 referencing our art gallery. Jerome created the original playbill for It Aint Nothin But The Blues, the worldwide premiere debuted at the Denver Performing Arts Theatre in March 1995. In 1998, this play received a nomination for a Tony Award.
Jerome extends his art instruction to private lessons, the City of Aurora, Boys & Girls Club of Denver and CCC Fine Art School.