As You Wish
artist: Pamela Flinn Schanuel
medium(s): painting, photography, pottery
Involved with art since very early age. Award-winning photographer; award-winning ceramic and sculpture artist; mixed media and acrylics sales and prize winner; general artistic interests.
Blair Hamill Fine Art
artist: Blair Hamill
As I explore painting and the vast landscapes of the Rocky Mountain West, my goal is to capture the essence of this amazing region and convey it to others. Utilizing shapes as a basis for powerful compositions then layering tone, color, line, edges and texture into the piece, I’m able to capture light, atmosphere and a sense of place in my paintings.” Blair Hamill has spent years exploring the Rocky Mountain West, worked building hiking trails, backpacking, fly fishing and back-country skiing through its mountains. He has used those experiences to learn about, study and sketch the land. Blair studied at Art Center College of Design and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Colorado State University.
Blanchard Metal Arts
artist: Ed Blanchard
I enjoy my self with metal art and I have done so for about 15 years. Always looking to try new styles and ideas. Always learning and gaining new experience.
Brenda Gaughan, Abstract Art
artist: Brenda Gaughan
artist: Carl Stephens
I am retired, 73 years old, and I have lived in Colorado, 35 years. I began painting landscapes in oil, approximately 8 years ago to keep me occupied!
Carol Hein Fine Art
artist: Carol Hein
Carol Hein is an award winning artist living and working in Castle Rock Colorado. Art critic Brian Sherwin has said of her work, ” Carol is known for her delightful use of color. Her landscape, cityscape and seascape paintings revel a delicate play of movement and light. Each painting captures the essence of a scene.” Carol has spent a lifetime refining her talent, studying with such notable artists as Stapleton Kearns, John C Traynor, Doug Dawson , Kim English and Kevin Weckbach.
artist: Christine Boutell
medium(s): painting, drawing
I have been painting and drawing since I was young. My parents saw my interest in art, and enrolled me in art classes . This interest quickly grew into my passion, and I started to pursue a career in art. In the spring of 2008, I graduated from the Metropolitan State College of Denver; with a BFA, in painting, and a minor in art history. Currently I live in Louviers with my husband, and two cats. I paint everyday in some form or another ( my house is a huge ongoing mural… ).
Cindy Welch, Watercolor Art
artist: Cindy Welch
medium(s): watercolor painting
Cindy Welch is a Colorado native and Castle Rock resident for over 25 years. She loves the exciting surprises of watercolor and has a passion for color. She enjoys making an image more exciting to the viewer with vibrant color while maintaining a level of realism. She paints mainly from her own photographs of nature and local scenes of the town she lives in and loves. She is a member of the Colorado Watercolor Society and the Castle Rock Art Guild.
Dana Campbell Photography
artist: Dana Campbell
I started taking photos of live bands and portraits for friends a few years ago. I’m self taught, and would like to join and learn from fellow local artists to take my photography to the next level.
Hamilton Fine Art LLC
artist: Don Hamilton
Don Hamilton studied privately, he is a Colorado native. Don has traveled extensively throughout Colorado and Western US, painting and sharing his personal vision that draws people to his work. “If someone can view my work and and sense the cold, smell the dampness or feel the sun beating down, then I’ve been successful.” Don has exhibited in a variety of shows and galleries throughout the country.
Jeanne Oliver Designs
artist: Jeanne Oliver
medium(s): painting, drawing
Jeanne is married to her dream maker, Kelly, and the mother to three funny and creative kiddos. She home schools her children even though she has tried to get out of it a few times. You can often find her hiking in her state of Colorado, making creative messes in her studio and finding an excuse to have another cup of coffee. She speaks and teaches all around the country and sometimes she even gets to cross the pond. She was told that she needed to find that one thing but she doesn’t like listening to directions so she embraces many loves and that has given her a sweet mash up of family, art, decorating and fashion. Connecting with women and sharing that each of us has been creatively made is one of her passions.
Jeff Struthers Photography
artist: Jeff Struthers
Jeff has been intrigued by photographic images since his high school days in DeKalb, Illinois. Back then, his special eye for unique lighting effects earned him nods from Quill and Scroll and the American Newspapers Publishers Association as best high school photographer in the nation. His interest has never waned in capturing eye-catching images of objects raised to significance by the sudden impact of natural or artificial light. Over the decades, Jeff’s work has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines and other publications. His prints are featured at the historical D&NO Section House Galleries in Elizabeth, Colorado. Jeff’s fascination with technical aspects of photography is evident in his early work. From his basement studio, Jeff’s perceptive manipulation of camera and lighting produced dramatic photos of both still subjects and objects he set in motion. Today, Jeff’s interests are more focused on capturing authentic, unorchestrated compositions in their natural and often secluded locations. He now “brings the studio to the subject.” From his current home in Elbert County, Colorado, Jeff’s artistic vision has ranged from broad, open landscapes to a variety of small spaces and objects abandoned by man and time. Subjects of obscure artistic appeal are initially identified during his ruminative back-road travels. Actual exposures may have to wait for nature to provide hues of a season, color-saturating precipitation or a cloudy backdrop steeped in the evanescent glow of a horizon-bound sun. A scene imagined for weeks, months, or years may be a reality for just a few fleeting moments. Successful exposures are often made only after a series of failed attempts to be in the right place at the right time. Artificial illumination and light meticulously bounced from reflective panels are frequently mixed with natural light to reveal fascinating form and spectacular latent textures. Jeff’s patience is rewarded when the stunning combination of subject, technique and the elements is ultimately revealed in a meticulously-crafted print.
artist: Jeanne Trueax
medium(s): drawing, painting
I have lived in Colorado all of my life, primarily in the Denver Metro Area. I received a B.A. in Studio art from Colorado Women’s College, and worked for several years at various advertising agencies, printing companies and graphic design firms as a graphic illustrator. I am currently pursuing a career as free lance artist.
Karin Toppel Fine Art
artist: Karin Toppel
medium(s): painting, drawing
Was educated as an graphic designer/illustrator. Have been painting full time in oils for the past five years, participating in juried shows and events. Am currently involved in a six month long mentorship with landscape painter, Jay Moore, who lives in Parker, CO. I also study the figure at the Atelier of Castle Rock with Diane Rappisi. Am primarily a landscape painter but also enjoy figurative work. Overall I consider myself a western painter.
Michael-John Wolfe Photography
artist: Michael-John Wolfe
medium(s): film, performance art, photography
Michael-John Wolfe is an ex-Hollywood actor who has appeared in major feature films opposite Tom Cruise (Collateral), Brad Pitt (Mr. and Mrs. Smith), Tim Allen (The Shaggy Dog) and also portrayed Cary Grant in Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator. In 2009 Michael-John and his family moved to Colorado, where he still pursues acting as well as headshot and portrait photography.
Mile High Henna and Bazaar
artist: Laurie Covney
telephone: Laurie Covney
medium(s): drawing, henna art
I originally started out as a children’s muralist in the Silicon Valley and after I moved to Colorado, I was introduced to the beautiful and spiritual art of mehndi. Henna quickly became my medium of choice and have been “painting” on clients for about ten years now. I also create hennaed canvases, charcoal portraits and other unique pieces.
Nichole Stevenson Art
artist: Nichole Stevenson
My art is my outlet for my thoughts, emotions, and desires. The images I create are reflective of personal experiences, fears, joys, and interests. I enjoy the process of thinking “out-of-the-box” – in the design, and both the materials and tools used to create the piece. Recently, I have began a focus on abstract figurative work, and am excited to see what that develops into. For me art is collaborative in simply viewing the work. A relationship develops between the viewer, the painting, and by extension, the artist. I am just as curious about the experience as a viewer, as they may be about my experience as the creator. For me this is the convergence of two worlds, and the reason find such joy in the creation and sharing of my art. I can communicate with the viewer, via my art, experiences, thoughts, and emotions that I may not be able to put into words. In exchange, they can verbalize the same with the visual prompt of the work. The beauty of the whole process is that their feelings and interpretation as the viewer is often completely different than mine as the creator.
artist: Nick Lucey
medium(s): landscape & architectural photography
Nick began his career in journalism in the 1980’s as a combat correspondent in the U.S. Marine Corps, attached to infantry and artillery units deployed throughout the western Pacific and Asia. He spent five years in the Corps, and finished his tour as a sergeant at Parris Island, S.C. He then moved to nearby Savannah, Georgia, where he became a copy editor for the Savannah Morning News in late 1992. A year later, he began as an editorial assistant at Rodale’s Scuba Diving Magazine and worked his way up the ranks to become Editor at Large. While with the magazine, he also served as a territory sales manager and online sales and site manager for the magazine’s web properties, including ScubaDiving.com, for more than 15 years. In 2008 he co-founded LiquidAssets.tv, a video production company which spent three years filming the scuba diving travel television show, “Into the Drink.” He was the host and writer for Seasons 2 and 3 of the show, which premiered on MAVTV in April 2014. In May 2014, he moved to Colorado, where he set up his office and studio in the heart of downtown Castle Rock, just south of Denver.
Oh My Snaps
artist: Heather Allen
The sex appeal of woman from the 1940’s and 50’s has always intrigued me. Hollywood starlets of that era were lustrous and confident. Photographs had that element of a flirtatious smile, the tease of a garter belt or admiration of tantalizing curves. This was a time in history when illustrations of woman were filled with innocence, class and allurement. My desire is to take the everyday woman and transform her into classic PinUp Art. After achieving a successful family photography business, I took a hiatus to research and participate in my undeniable passion for PinUp Photography. I am back now and ready to capture modern-day women where elegance, tease and suggestion reign supreme.
Orange Peel Design Works
artist: Nicky Loughry
medium(s): photography, painting
I am a Colorado native and I love to create. Anything really. I love photography and painting but really it’s the doing that matters for me.
P Dwyer Studios, LLC
artist: Patty Dwyer
medium(s): painting, photography
A close connection with nature envelops my artwork. Through use of vivid color, unique textures, and patterns, I share intimate moments with my viewers. Working primarily in oils and pastels, tactile qualities and vibrancy are always key elements in my paintings whether done plein air or in my studio. I am the founder of “le Salon” at Cherokee Ranch & Castle and board leader of the Art Committee at Cherokee. Memberships also include Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Pastel Society of Colorado, GCRAG, and ASLD.
Richard Hahn Artist
artist: Richard Hahn
Richard Hahn was born in Minnesota, and raised in Denver, Colorado. As a child he learned to appreciate fine art from his father, a noted class ring designer and fine artist. Richard went on to study fine art at Western State College and commercial art at the Colorado Institute of Art. After 43 years of experience as a commercial artist, designer and media productions manager for a large aviation corporation Hahn now retired finds himself devoting more of his time working on his watercolors. Living in the small rural town in Colorado, has inspired him to paint the people, animals and landscapes of the eastern prairie. Hahn’s paintings can be found in many private collections throughout the United States. Hahn is a member of the Greater Castle Rock Art Guild and The National Arts Program.
Sarah Phippen Studio
artist: Sarah Phippen
medium(s): painting, sculpture, literature
Colorado realist Sarah Phippen portrays the West with an understanding that comes from a deep love of the land, people and animals of the region in which she was born and raised. Sarah’s formal training began with private lessons when she was 14. Since then she has studied with prominent artists John Coleman for sculpting, and painters Jay Moore, Jim Norton, Daniel Sprick, Sandra Kaplan, and Anthony J. Ryder, each of whom deepened her understanding of oil painting, color and composition. In 2013 she was honored at the Phippen Museum Western Art Show and Sale, with the Joe Beeler CA Foundation Award, which recognizes an artist who exemplifies the quality of work and spirit of the West. In 2015 Western Art Collector honored her with an award for her body of work, and her painting “Answer the Call” was a finalist in the 2015 International ARC Salon.
artist: Shohini Ghosh
medium(s): sculpture, metalwork, ceramics
I am a Denver based sculptor originally from India. I have been sculpting from 1991 after graduating from the renowned Sir J.J. School of art in Mumbai, India. I have taught as a Lecturer in the same college for 4 years. Denver is my home and creative space. The years of sculpting and drawing from my environment and experiences spanning 2 vastly different continents has nurtured and developed my essence of art into a cosmopolitan view of the world and an eclectic approach artistic expression. I create sculptures and murals of various sizes for commissions and exhibitions. I would describe my work as a figurative, stylistic representation of fun. I am captivated by the human reaction and action on common life moments and authentic emotions. Intrigued, I use the human body to express and create physical images as a metaphor for the language of the soul (life-force), The illustration of our uniqueness as a human race, our quest to build families, communities and societies that define our existence. Yet that is exactly what my work is all about, An individual quest to record the most precious moments in the spectrum of human emotion and interaction. I enjoy monumental sculptures as they bring art to the public where the public art enhances the human experience and creates value in the community. My public art sculptures and murals take on a life of its own and create a rapport with the viewers. I have often received anecdotes from the public viewers on their experience with my works. I usually exhibit my sculptures and murals in galleries as well as in art festivals in and around Colorado, New Mexico and San Francisco. I also enjoy creating Public Art. I desire to have at least one public art Sculpture in each of the 50 states in the country. Public art is a very effective city development tool that has gained momentum throughout the country in the last 15 years. I was invited for the 12th China, Changchun international sculpture Symposium in China in 2011, To create a monumental size of my sculpture ‘Class Act’ permanently installed in Changchun International Sculpture Park. 2012 I was invited back to Changchun for the 2nd International Ceramic symposium. In 2015 the city of Littleton permanently installed my bronze ‘Red Dress’ at the Hudson Gardens. History proves that public art has a very effective nature towards city development and community pride. As an artist I believe that art and the skill of human craftsmanship is still a very precious commodity in a plastic, digital and virtual world. Currently, my artwork is being carried by Achieves for Women Artists in Washington DC;Art-exchange.com;Transcendence Design;International Sculpture Center Washington DC;Stanford Who’s Who;AIESM.com;Publicart.org;National Sculpture Center.com
artist: Mary Murphy
The Laughing Magpie Studios
artist: Becky Voth
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” —Pablo Picasso. This quote speaks to me deeply as an artist. My time in my studio is like therapy for me. If too many days go by that I cannot get into my studio, I find myself in a funk. But, when I paint, I get lost in the process, feeling almost euphoric & elated. I am mostly a self-taught artist, with no formal training, but I do enjoy taking classes when I find them to further my education in techniques & expand my subject matter. My process usually takes me through several layers of paint starting with a layer of marks, symbols & texture before an image emerges & becomes the focal point of my work. But sometimes, I cannot find one image to highlight & then I let the colors, shapes & marks speak for me instead. I love that abstract art is so subjective – what I see can be completely at odds with what you see. I hope that being drawn into the many layers of one of my paintings, allows the viewer to discover other images not apparent at first glance.
Tomiko Fine Arts
artist: Tomiko Watada Takeda
medium(s): painting, drawing
Self employed visual artist. Oil painting is my primary avenue of expression of representational art.
artist: Bobby Valentine
medium(s): electronic art, photography, film
Bobby is a veteran in the fields of 3D modeling and animation, video production, media and communication. He is a storyteller, an out-of-the-box thinker who consistently looks for best-of-breed technology solutions to address client needs and issues. Bobby brings significant experience and expertise in all aspects of marketing, communications, interactive media and creative technology solutions. He has spent the 22 years providing solutions for government & commercial customers using a variety of technologies and service offerings. Bobby has created his practice by developing a strong network and showcasing the value of existing and emerging technologies to address client needs.