Amy Fuying is a young Asian American artist based out of Denver, Colorado. Her love for art has always been an integral part of her life. There have been times when art has faded into the background for her, but she always goes back to it when she needs it the most. Like most artists, she cannot remember when she first began creating art, but her love for it has grown over the years. She studied visual arts at the University of San Diego and after graduating she decided to continue her passion and focus on creating pieces of her own. Inspired by other artists and her own experiences, she found the value of art. Art can evoke an array of emotions and can positively connect people from all around the world. Amy specializes in large-scale paintings that incorporate gold leaf. Her art is an expression of being Asian in America and her journey towards self-acceptance. Combining realism with abstract ideas, she hopes that her work helps the viewers confront uncomfortable feelings and take action to positively change their lives. Amy believes that art captures what you cannot say with words. Although sometimes this can be painful, there is a positive effect since other people can relate to it.
I create art that is light, bright, and playful to counteract negativity and sadness in the world. I draw and paint women, (probably inspired from the many strong women in my life) and plants and animals too. I have my degree in art education and am passionate about letting students have messy creative experiences. Favorite mediums of mine include ceramics, painting, drawing, and printmaking. Currently my days are spent playing with my best creation of all, my baby Mia. Being an artist to me is not a hat I wear during nap times or when I find a free moment, my life and motherhood are a form of artistic expression. Some of my art is documented on paper, and some is not. How wonderful it is to live at the intersection of life and creativity.
Taylor Plasz is a local Denver resin/mixed media artist. In 2020 she started experimenting with Resin, leading to the creation of many geode and beach wave creations! “My favorite part of creating art is seeing what it can bring to an empty space. I love the happiness it brings my clients!” Taylor is open for commissions in 2022.
acrylic on resin
We go about our days, stuck in constant stress without taking a moment of reflection. But life is not only the passing of time. It is the collection of decisions and experiences we have along the way. I think of my linework as a visual representation of the passing of time. Each line is a moment that has been influenced by past decisions building up and growing into something unexpected. I achieve this during the individual creation of each line. The first line is the calmest, uninfluenced, and pure. From there, each line is formed by the slight deviations of the lines that came before it, slowly morphing into something more complex. The excitement lies in the unknown, each line takes its own unexpected shape. I want my paintings to give off a sense of calm to those who experience it. To gift a moment to pause and reflect. To help visualize each journey is a collection of experiences that transform as each day goes by
Jessie Bélisle is a young self-taught contemporary artist, from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada now living and working from Denver, Colorado in the United States.
Using brushes, rollers, spray paint and pastel, she works with layers applying different techniques to create depth and texture. The relationship between the different mediums is her motivation. Modern colors act also as tools, so that her paintings emulate the rhythm of nature and life.Translating her knowledge as a reiki master is absolutely fundamental for her. She's passionate about the power of colors, fascinated by the impact a piece will have after leaving the studio. Intention behind the creation, respects the principles of reiki, influencing the energy that the canvas will carry. The focal points determined according to a sacred geometry, applied subtly, allow the works to respect natural laws.
Acrylic and Resin
Javier Badell’s work oscillates between randomness and control. By mixing different paint colors and pouring them onto the canvas, Badell gives way to liquid densities and gravity. He retakes control with meticulous color selection and controlled brush strokes to blend and stretch. He aims to create chromatic discoveries that stimulate the senses. Badell’s use of bold colors was inherited from his equatorial hometown (Maracaibo, Venezuela) affectionately named "La Tierra del Sol Amada" (The Beloved Land of the Sun).
From a very young age, you could find me crushing wheels and tires at my family’s iron recycling business that has been established since 1964. I was taught to work hard and save my money…for handbags. Fast forward to interning for a couture designer in NYC, I knew I wanted to pursue my art individually. From there, Jay Davis Bags developed in Denver, Colorado. My Art to Wear handbag line continues to grow annually and while that has been fueling my soul, something bigger was calling. I’m a storyteller through and through. My intention is to share those moments through my large scale leather art. I have a passion for color and texture. This is my love letter to homes and spaces nationwide.
Virginia Steck is a Denver-based painter inspired by wonder and magic found in nature. Her intuitive abstract and impressionistic paintings reconnect with a childlike exploration of forests and wild spaces
painter and muralist
Laura’s work is monochrome; she allows the lack of color to represent a world beyond our vision. Within Laura's work a common masculine theme can be discovered but more notable is the story behind the man in hat the story she shares 2 dimensionally through layers of loss and the power of resilience. Her life and her art is driven by the power of love and the creative liberation it has provided her.
watercolor and mixed media
Lori Ruiz explores the icons of the American west and the diminishing presence of wild spaces. Through watercolor and mixed media painting she tells a story of the past, present, and future. Juxtaposing realistic portraiture and minimalistic geometric background she hints at the tension between man and nature. She is also an advocate for women supporting women within the art community.
I have a passion for vintage and “worn” surfaces and work the canvas with layers before applying images. My paintings has a reference of colonial and self thought portraits. The figures are stylized and abstract. I have a love for color and also symbolism. I guess you can call my work naive surrealism Often my work has a message of love and taking care of our planet.
Longmont-based artist Richelle Cripe is a painter whose works are fueled by philosophy and personal discovery. Her paintings explore color theory through the use of a restrained palette and the worlds of possibility that exist when we tune into the choice of imagination and allow our own perspective to be changed in the process. She received dual BA degrees in Art History and Fine and Studio Arts from the University of Kentucky and was a PhD student in the University of Colorado’s ATLAS program.
mixed media and muralist
The desire to capture a distinct moment in a unique sliver of nature has long been the driving force behind my artwork. I believe landscapes are heavily tied to memories and past adventures, and finding a way to capture them using bold, yet balanced, colors is one of my greatest joys. I am currently most intrigued by mixed media wildlife paintings on raw linen. I am also a Live Wedding Painter and am excited about the wedding season that is quickly approaching!
mixed media and muralist
Angela Craven is an artist based in Denver. Her finished paintings are colorful and abstract, but her process begins with words - excerpts from books, songs, poetry, notes on small scraps of paper, and recorded conversations. She uses various materials such as pastry bags and found objects to write and create a foundation for each piece. As she builds layers of text, she responds intuitively with sprawling strokes of color, line, and repeating forms, layering more writing as she paints. Sometimes conversations get lost, are illegible, or can overlap. She looks at the words as a whole composition. She is in constant dialogue with the painting, working to stay present with what emerges. Angela studied in Siena, Italy, with painter and video artist Franca Marini and holds a BFA in Painting from Colorado State University. She is a grant recipient from RedLine Contemporary Art Center/Arts in Society, The Arvada Arts & Culture Commission / 40 West Arts, and RiNo Art District. Her works have been exhibited in Colorado, New York, and Italy and are included in private collections nationally. Angela works out of her studio in Globeville, Denver.
Michael W. Vacchiano is a Denver-based artist with a primary focus in figurative oil painting and portraiture. He completed his BFA at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2004 and has maintained a studio in Colorado since that time. He was co-owner and curator of Point Gallery in Denver’s Santa Fe Art District and is currently co-owner of Satellite Exhibition Services, a curation and installation design company.
I find inspiration for my artwork through many moments in my life such as adventures in the mountains, admiring beautiful gardens full of flowers, conversations in coffee shops with friends and much more. I truly believe artwork can have a unique impact on every person and space.
fine artist photographer
Kimberly is a fine art photographer based in the RiNo Arts District of Denver, specializing in a contemporary and minimalistic take on vintage NEON signs, capturing the beauty of iconic urban surroundings, as well as serene waterscapes and botanic appreciation. Her detail oriented eye gained from many years of professionally dancing in NYC and around the world, inform her attraction to clean lines, angles, vibrant colors and timeless moments that help her convey the feelings and nuances of her surroundings. Her collection of fine art is featured in large commercial spaces and private home collections around the world. Her commercial and fine artwork is award winning and has been published in numerous traditional print ads, newspapers, magazines, covers, websites, theatrical playbills, and commercial media packages.
Gestures of Love is a series of 20 paintings that show the different ways people love each other, the environment, and in return the ways the environment loves us back. I painted most of them while living nomadically on the coasts of Oregon and California during the summer of 2021. I was inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Coast and the rare chance to spend an extended chunk of time by myself. My hope with this series is to remind people to be grateful for all the love that's there for us to experience every day if we just take the time to look for it. So, here's a bunch of of paintings of beautiful moments that I'm really happy to share with you.
Nems is Denver artist who specializes in realistic nature-inspired paintings. Often her work incorporates layers of resin throughout the layers of paint to create depth and shadows within the piece. Nems has recently been focusing on building her mural portfolio by painting on whatever walls and furniture she can get her hands on (her inner child is very happy about this).
Lauren Woodward is an eco-conscious artist based in Littleton, CO. In her process she strives to be as sustainable as possible by using handmade paints made with plant-based pigments from Boulder, CO, ethically made/sustainable surfaces and sourcing reclaimed wood frames from Fort Collins. Lauren is well known for her modern landscape paintings of the Southwestern United States and botanical studies. Through her sustainably sourced supplies and practices, Lauren connects the viewer with the symbiotic relationship of art, Earth and creating with purpose.
Hi y’all I’m Emily, born and raised in the boot. Self taught creative. I’m inspired by color, and I surround myself with it. I’m usually painting from my bright yellow couch. Using mostly acrylic, I create really colorful floral paintings. I love flowers, and you can always find fresh flowers in my studio. My paintings add a fun pop of color to any space.
Sarah Fitzgerald works out of her studio in Denver— where she paints, designs, illustrates, and dreams of new adventures! Prior to this, she worked for 10+ years at a variety of design firms and publishing companies. Visual art and communication have been her passion for as long as she can remember. Originally from small town Ohio, she has since bounced from coast to coast working from Boston to LA. She is a Cum Laude graduate of DAAP, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Design from the University of Cincinnati. She continues to participate in juried art shows in her community and is always aspiring to create art that people can personally connect with. Outside of the studio she can be found tending her garden, re-arranging furniture in her home, and running support to her husband and three children. She is always looking for ways to discover abundance in everyday life.
Spell & Sage
Spell & Sage was created just before the solar eclipse in 2017, and that extraordinary and magical event set the spirit moving forward. Inspired by all things celestial, and with an admiration for bohemian design, every handmade piece from my fiber art to handcrafted small batch candles are crafted for all bohemian souls alike.
Kristina Davies is an artist and educator who believes that the act of painting is a form of self-discovery, of tapping into the mindful presence of openness and awe. The interaction with materials, music, movement, and mark making, all come together in a gestural, intuitive dance. She works without an attachment to a plan or goal, which allows her to experiment, take risks, and make the unconscious conscious. At times, her work is non-objective, where her visual vocabulary is pure abstraction. Often, her paintings become figurative, and a narrative unfolds, or a concept comes through in a powerful, unexpected way. Each layer, each brush stroke, each deconstruction, each mark...they all work together to create something new; to represent a joy, an injustice, an idea, a passion.