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"Sunrise - Humboldt and Baldy" Oil, Curt Gillespie

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CURT GILLESPIE, Painter

LINNEA LAURILA, Fiber Artist

Most of Linnea's products are from alpaca fiber that she raises on their ranch just south of Westcliffe.  It is very satisfying to take the fiber from the animal all the way to a finished product.  Alpaca is incredibly soft and warm.

 

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Curt strives to portray the grace of nature in his watercolor and oil paintings. Working in a representational style, he creates detailed paintings of nature’s landscapes and architecture.

 

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CATHY CRELLING, Jewelry

Stone is Rus' medium of choice. His abstract works with an underlying sense of reality look different from every angle - always changing.   You can also find Rus' work at Art of Russia in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Refer to their website.

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TIMOTHY ALAN JOHNSON, Assemblage

Using found objects, Tim recycles them into beautiful works of art. These artworks are great inside, but many of the pieces can also be used outside to add class to any home exterior.

 

More examples of Tim's work can be found on his Facebook page.

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KAREN LEBLOND, Potter

35 years as a professional potter, Karen's work for the past decade has been Raku and Terra Sigillatta. Currently she is working with ferric chloride vapor fuming which is done outside the kiln while the piece is still approximately 1500 degrees F and is applied with an air brush before the post firing reduction. It creates the beautiful gold luster that seems to emit a light of its own. Karen makes both functional and art pieces.  You can view more of Karen's work on her Facebook page.

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CHERYL SWARTZ, Jeweler

Cheryl is a recent full time addition to the Westcliffe art scene. She creates exquisite gold and silver jewelry.  Currently, she is working on a "Dark Skies" series to honor the International Dark Skies designation awarded to the star filled night sky of sister cities Westcliffe and Silver Cliff.  Cheryl also maintains her own studio and gallery on 2nd Street.

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SARAH WOODS, Painter

Sarah is a nationally recognized artist who became famous for her wildlife art. Working mostly in oils, she is represented by the Trailside Gallery in Jackson, WY as well as the Broadmoor Gallery in Colorado Springs, CO.  

 

You can see more examples of Sarah's work on her website  

 

 

Sarah holds painting workshops at Greenstone,  Check her website for dates.

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RUS HINMAN, Sculptor

From gemstone necklaces to intricate earrings, Cathy Crelling has been designing jewelry for more than 20 years. After being raised on a horse farm, earning a BS in Environmental Science and working as a park ranger, her jewelry creations are often inspired by Nature. Gorgeous bracelets made out of leather, silver and other metals for both men and women are currently Cathy’s specialty. Her jewelry is also featured in NYC, Santa Fe and Los Angeles.

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CONI GRANT, Painter

Coni combines Expressionist influences with innovative color ideas to express a distinctive view of the landscape and life around her in oil and acrylic. An artist in Alamosa, she

teaches classes and workshops emphasizing painting fundamentals with a focus on design skills and inventive color use - in both oil and acrylic.

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TONY PACHAK, Painter

Tony Pachak is an artist from Pueblo Colorado. His interest has always animals starting with pet portraits and gradually moving into wildlife and the nature around them. Wildlife carries with it the excitement of being in nature and observing the personalities of these wild and unpredictable critters.

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