Betsy was a "late bloomer" in regards to the art field. She worked in an art gallery for five years and was so inspired by the artist's work, she decided to go back to school and learn how to paint at the age of 40.
She was probably very close to have painted every dog in Evergreen, CO., when she was inspired to start painting Colorado Wildlife. Because of her signature style and the eyes of the critters, most folks can spot a "BETSY!"
Art has been a lifetime passion for Tricia Bass. Her love of the great outdoors, and particularly the Rocky Mountains, has led her to a career as a plein air painter. Bass has learned that the essence of feeling and the play of light and color in a scene is what she hopes to catch in a simple, pleasing way.
It is not always the breathtaking vista that excites her but sometimes the smallest, simplest subject will catch her eye to inspire her to bring paint to canvas. She lives on the front range of the Rockies, near Denver.
Margaretta's voice is expressed through fresh, loose brush strokes and lots of rich full-volume color. She aims to balance that spontaneity with a sense of sophistication and control.
She achieves that with a thick impasto and delicious directional brushwork with layers of color always attempting to allow each layer to shine through, even and maybe especially, the under painting.
Andrée's paintings use contrasting light and dark colors to invite the viewer to share in the subject's innocent sensuality. Andrée's large, dramatic brush strokes capture the life of her subjects, as though they live and move among us, touching the viewer's soul with their very being. Andrée studied formally at the Maryland Institute College of Art, receiving her BFA in Illustration and Visual Communication.
With her gift to portray life in paintings, Andrée entreats each of us to join her subjects in their captured moments, to come away having related intimately with each piece.
Meg Leonard was born in Chicago, Illinois and studied art at Wright College and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she majored in painting.
Her abstract paintings are conversations between the artist and the medium. Often these paintings begin as a reaction to an event or emotion, raw and unfiltered. As the painting progresses and transforms, so do the initial impulses.
Blending modern insight with old world training, Anita enjoys painting a variety of subject matter. For Anita, contemporary art is an interpretation of the moment, captured directly thru color with exuberant strokes across the canvas.
Anita paints in her Centennial, CO studio and her work has been featured in articles numerous times in Southwest Art magazine including “Artist to Watch” in 2001 and in American Art Collector, Western Art Collector, Art of the West and Vail Art Magazine.
Robyn's paintings are a dialog between her life experiences and a power greater than herself. The internal workings of life - feelings, bones and joints, magma - all reveal themselves to her as she builds, layer upon layer, with paint and line. Graphite is her equivalent of cobwebs: a connective tissue, giving structure to impulse. Thick acrylic paint is worked into a surface with her favorite tool, the credit card. She scrapes, smears, and rubs paint together - the way a river shapes a stone - and a soul emerges. Water soluble crayons contribute to the surface energy, the result is a painting full of glowing vitality.