Alumnus Chases his Passion and Succeeds in the Local Art Scene

Deciding to follow one’s passion can be risky when it comes to a career, but for Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumnus Ted Collier, the gamble paid off.

Ted started out in commercial real estate, and he did well for himself. But it wasn’t his passion. He wanted to be an artist, fulltime. When he met his future wife, Katie Lee, she encouraged him to go for it. And he did.

Now Ted spends his days painting. He favors abstract, and his favorite medium is acrylic on canvas, he told Ladue News.

Ted told Ladue News that he is especially inspired when he’s fishing for smallmouth bass in Bourbon, Missouri, or fly fishing for wild trout in Colorado. “There are so many colors and patterns in nature that provide the ultimate in pure inspiration,” he said.

If you would like to read more about Ted’s art and his business, read the recent Ladue News article.

 Above photos by Michael Jacob, courtesy of Ladue News