Plein Air Painting Event

Douglas Land Conservancy is pleased to announce that our 2020 “Capturing the Beauty of Open Land” art exhibit and sale is going virtual this year and runs from June 26th through July 31st.

Due to COVID-19, rather than cancelling the event we are providing an alternative that keeps everyone safe, yet continues to offer a way for artists to display their works for the public to view and purchase.

To purchase art pieces, or for additional questions about the pieces for sale, contact the DLC office at (303) 688-8025 or email [email protected] 

Checks, or credit cards accepted.  All art pieces are subject to sales tax and shipping charges may apply. (some paintings may be available for pick-up at the DLC office, in Castle Rock)

“Capturing the Beauty of Open Land” serves as an annual fundraiser for Douglas Land Conservancy, a 501(c)3 nonprofit land trust. A portion of the proceeds from the art sales will support the continued efforts of Douglas Land Conservancy to protect open space.

Developed in the mid-19th century, plein air painting is executed outdoors and represents an artist’s direct response to the scene in front of him or her. This form of painting is characterized by the luminous effects of natural light, with an airy, natural tone versus the artificial light that can be associated with paintings produced in a studio. Literally meaning “open air,” plein air was developed among French impressionists including Monet, Pissarro, and Renoir.

2020 Participating Artists

 


Deb Bartos

I paint landscapes and gardens in light-filled, saturated color. My style has been described as impressionistic realism. I paint to capture a moment where light transforms the subject.

My art materials (including framing) are artist grade archival, made to last. I’ve studied with wonderful artists and continue to learn and grow through travel and art, because it is my passion in life.

 

 

Dawson View 9 x 12 oil on panel, $300 framed $250 unframed by Deb Bartos

Greenland View 11 x 14 oil on panel $400 framed $350 unframed by Deb Bartos

Kiana Pond 8 x 10 oil on panel $200 framed $150 unframed by Deb Bartos

Sandstone Ranch Barn 9 x 12 oil on panel $300 framed $250 unframed by Deb Bartos

Lake Gulch Barn 9 x 12-oil on panel,300 framed, 250 unframed By Deb Bartos

Lowell Pond 9 x 12 $300 framed, 250 unframed By Deb Bartos

JA Barn oil on panel 8 x 10 $200 framed, $150 unframed By Deb Bartos

Sandstone Rocks oil on panel 8 x 10 $200 framed, $150 unframed By Deb Bartos

Fall Aspen Hike 36 x 80 $3000 on solid core panel By Deb Bartos

 

Pointing to the Peak 9 x 12 $300 framed, $250 unframed By Deb Bartos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Susan Bell

Susan Bell is a painter of contemporary western art, known for her impressionistic landscapes, wildlife and livestock. A Colorado native and horsewoman, she grew up recording the changing face of the west, its land and animals through art.

I grew up in the west, loving the vast and varied landscapes. As my father drove, I learned to be an artist. Seeing antelope & elk herds, passing clouds, open spaces and erasing from my vision the things I did not like to see. I love to paint from life. There are more than three dimensions available when painting live. It is truly thrilling to try to capture a precise moment in time. The changing light, movement, smells and sounds of the environment are all in the final work of art. I see my work as a record of this time in our history and of my view of the west in which I live.

Meadow Lark 24X24 oil framed $2,500 by Susan Bell

New Friends 20X20 oil framed $1,800 by Susan Bell

Plum Creek Angus 11 X 14 oil framed $650 by Susan Bell

Cooling off” oil 24X20 framed $2,500 by Susan Bell

Daniels Park Bison. 10X20. oil framed $750 by Susan Bell

Long Winters Nap” 48X24 $3.800. oil By Susan Bell

“Old Barn”. 10X20 oil. $850 By Susan Bell

Sutton Ranch Angus. 16X20 oil framed $1,400 By Susan Bell

 

 

 

 

Plum Creek. 12X24 oil $1,200 By Susan Bell

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kiana Creek Angus 10X20 oil framed $850 By Susan Bell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Gina Blickenstaff

I was born with the artist spirit and blossomed well under the creative nurturing of my two artist parents. My father, Wayne K. Blickenstaff, was an illustrator and fine artist in New York City. My mother, Betty Evans Cook, was a fine artist. Throughout my early years, growing up in New York, I had numerous art instructions from my parents and other professionals. I attended Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and then headed to Colorado and began my art career in earnest.

My professional career has spanned thirty-four years, so far, and has included illustration, graphic design, mural painting, teaching, and fine art. Portraiture has remained my passion and become my specialty. Whatever the environing conditions of life, you can always find me behind an “art desk” of one kind or another, be it an easel, a camera lens or a computer!

I have exhibited in many art shows over the years and have won many awards, the most recent awards being Best of Show in the 2012 National Northern Colorado Artist’s Association show and the Lorenzo di Medici Presidents Award at the 2007 Biennale in Florence, Italy.

 

Dawson Butte Trail #2 14 x 11” Pastel on board, framed $825 by Gina Blickenstaff

Dawson Butte Trail #1, 11 x 14 pastel framed $825 by Gina Blickenstaff

Sheep Mom Nursing 8 x 10” Oil on gallery wrapped canvas, unframed $385 by Gina Blickenstaff

On the Way to Dawson Butte 14 x 11 Pastel on board framed $625 by Gina Blickenstaff

Animal Group 9 x 12 oil on gallery wrapped canvas, unframed $425 by Gina Blickenstaff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Marilynn Brandenburger

Marilynn Brandenburger has been painting and exhibiting professionally since 1980. After teaching art workshops around the country for 40 years, she retired to devote full time to her painting. An enthusiastic traveler, she enjoys translating her sojourns into paintings and illustrated watercolor journals.

Marilynn’s artwork has been shown in more than 75 national juried exhibitions and her drawings and paintings have appeared in regional and national magazines, exhibition catalogs, national park brochures and five books, including The Best of Colored Pencil 5 and The Island Within Us. She has received grants from private and public foundations, earned signature status in the Colored Pencil Society of America and won appointments as Artist-in-Residence at the Gratiot Lake Conservancy, the Smithgall Woods Conservation Area, the Ragdale Foundation, the Brush Creek Foundation and Glacier, Everglades and Isle Royale National Parks.

Marilynn works in ink and watercolor on paper, in the studio and en plein air. Her subjects are primarily landscapes that have been preserved and protected for their unique beauty or ecological value.

About her work, she says: ”I love sketching and painting on site! The natural world truly inspires me, and being outdoors makes painting landscape a fun challenge. So when my husband and I travel, I paint as we go.   Marilynn holds a Bachelors degree in anthropology from Tulane University and a Masters degree in art education from Florida Atlantic University. A member of the Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Women Artists of the West and American Women Artists, she makes her home in Fort Collins, Colorado,  with her husband, photographer and travel-buddy par excellence, Allen Brandenburger.

 

Bridge’s End – Ink & watercolor on toned paper, 6.75 x 9.75, $350 framed, $300 unframed by Marilynn Brandenburger

Prairie Smoke – Ink, watercolor & colored pencil on paper mounted on panel, 12 x 12, $675 framed, $550 unframed by Marilynn Brandenburger

Pasture’s Edge – Ink & watercolor on toned paper, 6.75 x 9.75, $350 framed, $300 unframed by Marilynn Brandenburger

June: Larkspur
6 x 9 Mixed media on paper, mounted on Panel By Marilynn Brandenburger
Framed $350 / Unframed $300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Harold Deist

Harold graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from CU Denver in 1976. He had a one man show each year for 20 years at Canyon Road Fine Arts Gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He works in oils and tries to make the colors of his landscapes as true to life as possible to make the image invoke the feeling of really being present at the scene.

He was also at a gallery in Aspen, CO for many years, and several galleries in Taos, NM.  He is also represented by Abend Gallery in Denver, CO for many years and has shown in other galleries in Denver.

He was invited to exhibit several of his paintings in the embassy in Reykjavic, Iceland for the Art in Embassies Program in 2006.

He was included in the published book “Landscapes of Colorado” published in 2006 where he was noted as “the shadow maker” since he is able to portray light and shadow with his approach to color. He is able to accurately show vibrant skies with clouds with expanses of foregrounds during bright skies or sunsets.

 

Highline Canal 12 x 9 Oil framed $500 by Harold Deist

Fall’s Afternoon Glow 30 x 30 Oil $7,000 Framed by Harold Deist

Noon Sky at Sandstone Ranch 14 x 11 Oil $700 Framed by Harold Deist

Tis the Season 6 x 9 Oil $400 Framed by Harold Deist

Afternoon sky 12 x 6 Oil $400 Framed by Harold Deist

Plum Creek Cottonwoods 14 x 11 Oil $700 Framed by Harold Deist

Abandoned Shed, 8 x 10 Oil, $400 Framed by Harold Deist

Lifting Fog at Sandstone Ranch 11 x 14 Oil $700 Framed by Harold Deist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Marianna Duford

MARIANNA M DUFORD…A FINE ARTIST WITH WANDERLUST

A Colorado native and 2nd generation artist, Marianna, was brought up with a passion for the outdoors.  Her Mother encouraged her to paint and draw from infancy & a high school art teacher inspired her to follow her heart in what she has found to be a challenging, but rewarding career.   Her passion,  oil painting en plein air, has brought a whole new set of “problems” to continually and she finds the challenge of painting from life keeps her studio painting fresh.  Capturing fleeting  light in an ever changing atmosphere in all kinds of weather is, well… just plain fun!  Throw in the occasional moose, dog and human, it is always a day well spent!

Marianna calls Silverthorne, CO home where she lives with her art critic dog Cosmo and her loving and patient husband (pool boy) Bill.  They can also be found on the road in her Retro Camper named Frida.

 

Bacon and Biscuits 9×12 plein air oil $480 unframed, $580 framed by Marianna Duford

Good Morning Pikes Peak 9×12 plein air oil on panel $480 unframed, $580 framed by Marianna Duford

Opening Night_9x12 ala prima cattle markers on panel $480 unframed, $560 framed by Marianna Duford

Calf Ranch House at the Break of Dawn 12×12 plein air oil on panel $540 unframed $650 framed by Marianna Duford

Prairie Symphony 10×20 plein air oil on panel $800 unframed $900 framed by Marianna Duford

The Magic Hour at Kiana Ranch 8×16 oil $580 unframed by Marianna Duford

Walden Pond at the JA 8×10 plein air oil on linen $400 unframed $450 framed by Marianna Duford

Goodnight Buffalo, the view from my bedroom 36×48, studio oil, $4,300 gallery wrap By Marianna Duford

 

 

 

Cutthroat On the Fly 36×48, studio oil, $4,900 framed, $4,300 unframed By Marianna Duford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Amy Evans

“ My paintings are windows into the beauty of our world for our homes and workspaces. They create a sanctuary of beauty wherever they are placed. “

I have always loved to create. I was fortunate to have some grade school teachers who recognized my early love of drawing and painting and encouraged my parents to help nurture my passion. One of my fondest memories is taking lessons from a local professional artist in her huge studio over old cotton warehouses where I lived in Shreveport, LA.

I continued my art lessons through high school and was often recruited to illustrate school and church projects.

I was hesitant to major in Art in college since I had not studied art formally in school. I felt I didn’t have the background. My first art professor changed my thoughts when she told me that hard work was the key to being a successful artist and that you could begin at any time.

I ended up graduating from Rhodes College with my degree in Art with Distinction. My main interest was Oil Painting. I began teaching in addition to painting as well as doing fiber art. Raising a family as well as moving often due to my husband’s job  put my painting on hold. I found that fiber arts was something I could do in the meantime to keep my creative juices flowing.

I concentrated on weaving until one day I decided to try painting with dyes directly on a weaving surface. I realized then that I missed that magic when the brush is loaded with pigment and it flows on the canvas. I returned to painting and began studying at the Denver Art Students League.

My journey continued as I studied painting with many artists I admired. Eventually I went back to painting exclusively in oils.

My oil paintings now are in private collections as well as several galleries and I am  now a Master Signature Emeritus member of Women Artists of the West and a signature member of Plein Air Painters of Colorado. I teach painting workshops in various Art Centers.

 

“Breaking Up”, 5×7″, oil $325. framed, $250 unframed by Amy Evans

Edgy 14×18″ oil $1,200 framed $975 unframed by Amy Evans

Got Shade 9×12 oil, $850 framed $795 unframed by Amy Evans

What’s Brewing 11×14″ oil $950 framed $895 unframed by Amy Evans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Loretta Foyle

Loretta Foyle studied painting and metalsmithing at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. She taught art in Denver Public schools for 5 years. Loretta began to question why, she did not make her own art. She began taking classes at the Art Student League of Denver. A friend recommended she take a plein-air painting class. Loretta studied with Doug Dawson for a year. She continues to work on her skills by taking classes and workshops, reading books by other artists and painting with other artists.

Loretta prefers to paint out-doors, but also works in the studio. Loretta uses a variety of mediums but prefers the use of pastels. She like the vibrant colors and the marks she can make with pastels.

Loretta is drawn to natural places. Her pastels capture the calm and peaceful sense of place. Loretta worked on a series of empty lots. In Thornton there were parcels of land that were empty and nature reclaimed them. Those parcels were sold and changed the land some drastically.

Passing Storm at the J.A. 11″x14″ pastel framed $325.00, unframed $275.00 by Loretta Foyle

Around the Bend 12″x16″ pastel framed $350.00, unframed $300.00 by Loretta Foyle

Blue Delight 11″x14″ pastel framed $325.00, unframed $275.00 by Loretta Foyle

Folly 9″x12″ pastel framed $300.00, unframed $250.00 by Loretta Foyle

Sandstone Tree 12″ x16″ pastel framed $400.00, unframed $350.00 Loretta Foyle

“North Road, Sandstone”, 10″ x16″ Framed, $375.00 unframed $325.00 by Loretta Foyle

“The Road To Haystacks”, 12″x16″, Unframed, $400.oo, framed $450.00 By Loretta Foyle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Leslie Ann Hauer

Leslie Ann Hauer returned to painting after career and family, and a journey through a variety of artistic pursuits including ceramics and fiber arts. She lives and works in the semi-arid east side of Washington State. While she has had no formal training, she is an avid student of art and artists. Currently she works primarily in oils. Leslie has had works accepted in juried shows around the country, including at the WaterWorks Art Museum, Miles City, Montana (awarded “Honorable Mention” for “Contemplating”, a work included in the museum’s 2020 traveling show), the Annual Central Washington Artists Exhibition at Larson Gallery, Yakima Washington, and the Emerald Spring Exhibition, at the Emerald Art Center, Springfield, Oregon, among others. Her painting “Lostine River Riffle” was awarded “Best Work in Oil” at the 2019 Wallowa Valley Festival of Art Juried Show in Joseph, Oregon.

As an artist, Leslie is drawn to the drama of light and shadows, colors and shapes. She finds that some images, some scenes within the landscape, call out to be a painting. She has found joy—and frustration—in painting en plein air, which requires focusing on the essence of a scene and working quickly, without haste! Her focus over the last year is on using the paint, making marks and textures with paint, to capture the reality of the landscape by focusing on key elements rather than details. This is so much easier to conceptualize than to accomplish, and the reason that, for her, painting remains an engaging challenge.

 

Rock Garden 8×10, oil on board framed $350/unframed $325 by Leslie Ann Hauer

How Now 9×12, oil on panel framed $425/unframed $400 by Leslie Ann Hauer

Storm Coming 8 x 10 oil on board $150 unframed by Leslie Ann Hauer

All Cooped Up 8×10, oil on panel framed $350/unframed $325 by Leslie Ann Hauer

Twin Silos (Lowell Ranch), 10 x 8, oil on panel $350 framed, $325 unframed By Leslie Ann Hauer

Morning Fog, Sandstone Ranch, 10 x 8, oil in panel $350 framed, $325 unframed By Leslie Ann Hauer

“Mooove On!” 6” x 12”, oil on board $350 framed, $325 unframed By Leslie Ann Hauer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Carol Hein

I am a full time, award winning artist living and working in Castle Rock, Colorado. Painting America’s beautiful rural landscapes, inner cities and bustling harbors is my passion.

My work is known for its delightful use of color, play of movement and light.  I have been featured in Southwest Art Magazine and in various galleries throughout Colorado. Please visit my on-line gallery at carolhein.com or stop by my Instagram account, Carol_Hein_Fine_Art, or Facebook page at Carol Hein Fine Art.

 

 

Coop And Barn 8×10 oil $400 framed, $350 unframed by Carol Hein

Silent Sentry 8×10 oil $400 framed, $350 unframed by Carol Hein

Red Barn Red Rocks 8×10 oil $400 framed, $350 unframed by Carol Hein

Sandstone Sweetie 12 X 12 oil $550 framed, $500 unframed by Carol Hein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Margaret Jensen

Margaret Jensen lives in Estes Park, Colorado, surrounded by the magnificent Rocky Mountains. Her plein air and studio paintings reflect this beauty. Her paintings have earned many awards and have been included in juried shows regionally and nationally.
Throughout her fine art career she has continued to explore and grow, to study with artists whose work she admires, including: Don Coen, Serge Hollerbach, Virginia Cobb,Joe Bohler, Morgan Samuel Price and Master Classes with Kevin Weckbach and Quang Ho.
Margaret’s Art has been featured in Western Art Collector Magazine 2013 and has been noted in Plein Air Artist, Southwest Art and Western Art and Architecture.
“When I paint, time is suspended. It is an exciting and joyous time. I would paint purely for my own enjoyment, however my reward and thrill is compounded when it can be shared with you.”

 

Hill Top at Prairie Canyon Ranch 11 x 14 oil on linen, $980 unframed by Margaret Jensen

Morning Light on Pikes Peak from the JA Ranch 9 x 12 oil on canvas $900 unframed by Margaret Jensen

Summer Reserves at Prairie Canyon Ranch 11 x 14 oil on canvas $980 unframed by Margaret Jensen

A Castle Rock Salute 8 x 10 oil on canvas $600 framed, $550 unframed by Margaret Jensen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Buffalo Kaplinski

For more than 40 years Buffalo Kaplinski has been a fine artist establishing himself in the western U.S. Born in Chicago (1943), he studied at the American Academy of Art and the Chicago Art Institute. After working as a commercial artist in Chicago, the lure of the American Southwest took him to Taos, NM where his career as a fine artist began (1967). He quickly became known as one of the finest contemporary landscape artist working in watercolor and acrylic and gained national recognition through his many one-man shows. His work has been added to numerous corporate collections as well as hundreds of private collections. National shows in which he exhibited include the American Watercolor Society, the Artists of America show, and the National Academy of Design (1965).

The Southwest, canyons of Utah, high country of Colorado, moving water, fallen snow, ice, aspen groves, rock formations, sunsets, and glaciers are subjects that get Buffalo splashing away in watercolor and acrylic. He has worked plein air all over the world in about 25 different countries.

 

Somebody Said Punch and Judy at the Sandstone Ranch 12.5 ” x 9.5 ” plein air watercolor / paper framed $950 by Buffalo Kaplinski

Gurgling Water and Columbine Watercolor/Paper unframed $950 by Buffalo Kaplinski

Pikes Peak from Russellville Road & Heideman Ave 11″ x 15″ watercolor /paper framed $1,200 by Buffalo Kaplinski

Don’t Feed the Birds Watercolor/paper 13″ X 11″ framed $750 by Buffalo Kaplinski

You Can’t Fence Me In at the Sandstone Ranch 21″X 15 ” watercolor / paper framed $1,850 by Buffalo Kaplinski

Iridescent Aspen 12 “x 16 ” Acrylic/Canvas unframed $1,200 by Buffalo Kaplinski

Columbine Alive Watercolor/Paper 12″ x 17 ” framed $1,600 by Buffalo Kaplinski

Strange Formations at Sandstone Ranch” 10″ x 14 ” watercolor /canvas framed $950 by Buffalo Kaplinski

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rodgers Naylor

Rodgers Naylor grew up on a farm in Maryland and has since lived in several places, now making his home in Denver with his wife Ellen.

He studied drawing at a classical atelier in Minneapolis and oil painting at the Art Students League in Denver.  Both experiences strongly influence his work today, as he finds that an accurate and believable drawing (or placement of shapes) provides a solid structure for a looser and more experimental application of final colors and texture.

Rodgers takes a strong interest in the effects of light and shadow and warm/cool colors and in the relationship between the landscape and its human inhabitants.  Each painting is both an abstract composition of light and dark shapes, and the starting point of a story whose details and conclusions may be imagined by the viewer.  Rodgers completes most work “alla prima”, i.e. in one painting session, but will sometimes modify or experiment with a painting later on if needed.  He paints both in the studio and en plein air.  He also works on commission and teaches oil painting in Denver.

 

Pikes Peak from the North oil on canvas panel 16″ x 20″ $1,300 framed, $1,150 unframed by Rodgers Naylor

Saved for a Rainy Day oil on canvas panel 8″ x 10″ $450 framed, $375 unframed by Rodgers Naylor

Sandstone Ranch oil on canvas panel 8″ x 10″ $450 framed, $375 unframed by Rodgers Naylor

Hunters’ Cabin oil on canvas panel 14″ x 18″ $900 framed, $750 unframed by Rodgers Naylor

Summer Greens
Oil on canvas panel
12″ x 16″
$850 framed
$750 unframed bu Rodgers Naylor

In the Shade of the Barn Oil on Canvas Panel 14″ x 18″ $1,000 framed $850 unframed By Rodgers Naylor

Train Time in Castle Rock, Oil on Canvas Panel 12″ x 16″
$850 framed
$750 unframed By Rodgers Naylor

Douglas County Panorama
Oil on Canvas Panel
6″ x 20″
$575 framed
$475 unframed Rodgers Naylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Terri Sanchez

Growing up a Colorado Native gave me the opportunity to fully appreciate the beauty that surrounded me and eventually this is what inspired me to become a professional artist. My heart lies with painting on location en plein air, but I also enjoy doing large scale paintings from reference photographs bringing my knowledge and keen sense of observation of nature into my studio work.  Ultimately my goal as an artist is to communicate with my viewer and remind them of the beauty of God’s creation.  In my expressionistic style of painting, I try to capture richness of bold color, light, texture & atmosphere. I believe the visual arts are meant to be enjoyed and embraced by all and it is my sincere hope that I can use my passion as an artist to capture these special moments in time and translate them onto canvas.

 

Abundance Of Landscape 24×12 Oil framed $460 by Terri Sanchez

The Edge of Beauty 12×9 Oil framed $395 by Terri Sanchez

Lavender Skies
12×9 Oil $395 By Terri Sanchez

Cactus Rosebuds
20×10 Oil Framed $480 By Terri Sanchez

Blue Hues 7×9 oil $325 framed by Terri Sanchez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Colleen Smith

I paint as a way to inspire joy and feelings for others. Using good structured drawing, I try to keep my brushstrokes loose enough so a viewer knows it’s a painting. The brushstrokes are used to create the impression of the scenery, how it was lit and how it felt to be there capturing the moment. I hope that captured moment will inspire a person to reflect and observe our world a little bit closer. I love working outdoors because I feel it helps me become a better painter by examining how light works with color.

 

 

Attracted to the Water 8×8, Oil, Framed $297, Unframed $209 by Colleen Smith

Larkspur Here, There & Everywhere 8×8, Oil, Framed $297, Unframed $209 by Colleen Smith

The Rainy Road 9×12 Oil, Framed $527, Unframed $417 by Colleen Smith

Shelter 8×10, Oil, Framed $429, Unframed $317 by Colleen Smith

Reminds Me of Sunshine 8×8, Oil, Unframed – $209 (Framed – $297) By Colleen Smith

Castlewood Canyon Bridge 9×12, Oil, Unframed – $417 (Framed – $527) By Colleen Smith

Summer Field 8×10, Oil, Unframed – $317 (Framed – $429) By Colleen Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Karen Storm

“Expressing the essence of my subject …hopefully capturing the spirit of a moment in time …that is my goal. Inspiration for my work rises out of my travels and my daily life in Colorado, conveying an intimacy I feel with nature. I often paint “en plein air”, immersing myself in the dance of shapes, colors and light of the landscape. Painting celebrates how the natural world touches my soul. Through my work, I hope to inspire others to take a moment to be astonished by this precious life!”

A graduate of University of Wisconsin – Madison, Karen creates, exhibits and teaches in the Pikes Peak region.

Karen’s paintings have received numerous awards in juried shows including Colorado Governor’s Show Best of Show 2019 and Special Merit Awards in the 2016 and 2018. Her paintings are held in private and corporate collections throughout the country.

 

Bennington Merchantile 9×12 oil Framed $490.00 Unframed $460.00 by Karen Storm

Cherished Memories 6X8 Oil Framed $220.00, Unframed $190.00 by Karen Storm

Early Morning View 5X7 Oil Framed $190.00, Unframed $160.00 by Karen Storm

God’s Country 8X10 Oil Framed $400.00 Unframed $370.00 by Karen Storm

Last Light 9X12 Oil Framed $490.00 Unframed $460.00 by Karen Storm

Not Far From Home 8X8 Oil Framed $290.00, Unframed $260.00 by Karen Storm

Petite Penstemon 5X7 Oil Framed $190.00 Unframed $160.00 by Karen Storm

Castle Rock 8X10 oil Framed $400.00 Unframed $370.00 by Karen Storm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Billy Tackett

As a native Kentuckian, I began my art career over twenty-five years ago. Nearly 300 of my works have been published and exhibited.  During this time I also created a series of satirical oil paintings which led to multiple exhibits, awards, and personal invitations to national events.

Meanwhile, I also explored other styles and mediums which is how I developed my “splatter art” technique. By dipping my fingers directly into the paint and flicking it onto the canvas I’m able to capture my desired image without the use of brushes, giving my highly textured art a more fluid and organic quality. The kinetic energy of my art affords the viewer a whole new level of interaction.

The successful reception of my splatter art encouraged me to open my own studio gallery and offer live art demonstrations.  My goal is to continue advancing my technique while pushing the boundaries of my creative work.

Johnston Bridge 24×48 Acrylic on Wood Panel $1,200 by Billy Tackett

I Like Big Buttes 24×24 Acrylic on Wood Panel $800 by Billy Tackett

Turkey 24×24 Acrylic on Wood Panel $800 by Billy Tackett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


To purchase art pieces, or for additional questions about the pieces for sale, contact the DLC office at (303) 688-8025 or email [email protected] 

Checks, or credit cards accepted.  All art pieces are subject to sales tax and shipping charges may apply. (some paintings may be available for pick-up at the DLC office, in Castle Rock)

Thank you to our Rock Wall and People’s Choice Award Sponsors:

The Douglas Land Conservancy is a 501 (c) 3 non-partisan, non-profit land trust dedicated to the protection and conservation of the natural character, habitat, and open space of the central front range region of Colorado, including Douglas County and surrounding areas.  For more information visit:  www.douglaslandconservancy.org