A Rock Painters Life ... My Public Journal

About me

Western wildlife and rustic scenery is hand painted with watercolors on Colorado's natural sandstone. My goal, as an artist, is to illustrate the beauty and history this inspiring state has to offer.
      I was born in Boulder, Colorado in the 1970s, and grew up in Northern Idaho, painting all along. After receiving a commercial arts degree from North Idaho College, I decided to move back to where my family roots are - Colorado.  In 2005,  I married my loving husband Jim and we now have a four year old son, Wesley.
     In 2006, my father Steve and his loving wife Erica bought some property near Carter Lake, in Larimer County, Colorado. Upon noticing a wealth of sandstone and other rocks indigenous to the area, they suggested using the natural contour of the rocks as the backdrop to my paintings.
I found my niche! Adding to the rustic flavor of my finished product and thanks to Steve and Erica's ingenuity, my rock stands are made from hand - whittled tree branches. I utilize polyurethane as a protective sealant on both rock paintings and stands.
      After presenting them to local galleries, the jury of the Lincoln Art Gallery in Loveland selected me as a member. The gallery, sponsors of the Thompson Valley Art League and the annual Art in the Park show, suggested I open a booth to display my goods. With help and support from my family,  I've become an active member of the local art community, established this website, and participate yearly in numerous arts and crafts festivals. Accomplishments are as follows:
  • Art in the Park show annually 2007 - 2015
  • Holiday Food and Gift Festival in CO. Springs 2008
  • Applewood Arts Festival in Loveland annually 2008 - 2015
  • Applewood Arts Festival in Westminster 2009
  • Taste of Fort Collins 2009
  • Greeley Wesleyan Church art fair 2009
  • Church at Loveland art fair 2009
  • Spring Fest 5 Festival on Pearl St, Boulder, CO. 2010
  • Thompson Valley Art League member, board, often paint at gallery 2009 - 2015
  • Lincoln Art Gallery juried in, work is displayed on consignment  2009 - 2015
  • Thompson Valley Art League juried show place various times
  • A show of hands gallery in Loveland, 2009, 2010
  • Special Requests for rock paintings are always gladly accepted.
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