Archie’s black and white pen and ink work comes together as a multi-faceted mirror reflecting their own questions and anxieties about the evolution of life, the inevitability of death, and the purpose of either in the vast unknowns of our universe. The elements that repeat in this continuing illustrative series are symbolic of existentialism, spiritualism, nature, and the physical laws of space and time. Archie encourages viewers to consider the repeating elements in these works while contemplating their own questions and anxieties.
My art is a means of expression for me, whether I am writing, painting, cutting glass, or creating scarfs. I become absorbed in the process and even obsessed by it. Each piece takes me somewhere else, away from this world. My greatest gift is thatof childlike imagination—no thinking, plotting, planning—just doing. Whatever happens, happens. I love experimenting with color and shape. I overcame hard times in my life by immersing myself in art. Art allows me to make space for intuition and linger there for a while.
Lynn LiCalsi grew up in New York and now lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Her studio reflects her energy, as there are several projects in progress at a time: painting, glass, or textiles. Shows include Naropa: Faces, where she interviewed and painted a portrait of a homeless man. The purpose of that show was to put a face on people who live differently. She is a member of the Boulder Arts Association, and both her glass and paintings have been shown at several Colorado Juried Art Shows. Lynn was the album artist for the New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble’s albums/CDs Live in Gouvvy, (for which she painted portraits of all the musicians, capturing their energy and spontaneity) and Break Thru, where her glass was featured.
Lynn loves teaching Latin during the day and gets great joy and inspiration from her students. Her energy is matchless. Lynn’sfavorite Latin author is Vergil because of his ability to paint a scene, and her favorite artists are Modigliani, Chagall, and Monet.
Lynn’s work includes Glass, Painting, and Textiles. Lynn often works on commission, creating special glass pieces or paintings for individuals who want something unique—something that expresses their ideas and reflects their passions.
Ars Gratia Artis – Art for the sake of Art is her mantra. Her work is whimsical and happy.
With my early painting inspiration coming from illustrators and muralists such as, Maxfield Parrish, a painter of fantastical landscapes, cloud formations and vibrant colors (Parrish Blue), and NC Wyeth, a painter of bigger than life imagery and gloriously colored depictions of history, I was committed to painting engaging, vibrant and painterly murals since I was in my twenties. Realizing that Fine Art takes many forms, and has been commissioned from artists for centuries, even those famous artworks such as the Sistine Chapel and The Last Supper, painting by commission afforded me a wealth of experience with a paintbrush and a livelihood. With a BFA in Painting, I am very grateful to have had many commissioned illustrations and large-scale murals.
My current portfolio of work shows interior and exterior paintings, painterly and trompe l’oeil in style. I offer interior murals by commission. However, after seventeen years of presenting creative art projects to elementary-aged children in schools, I am ready to concentrate on painterly mixed-media expression, with or without commission. Please visit my mural website and also stay tuned for updates with photo representation of this year’s new artwork on this Boulder Art Association Member Page.
Born in Columbus, Ohio in 1960 Lorelei Stumbo grew up in the Midwest. Her art training started early as the daughter of an art professor. As a teenager Lorelei helped her father, Hugh Stumbo, in creating a cylindrical cabin in Cedar Bluff, Iowa. Still unfinished after 30 years, Lorelei is hoping to convert the cabin into an “Earth Ship” type residence.
Lorelei studied art at the University of Iowa as an undergraduate. There she worked mainly in sculpture and “found object” art. Later, experimenting with a technique learned from an art teacher from Normal, Illinois, she began burning wood as raw material for her art.
Now living in Nederland, Colorado she believes her fire sculpted art is a celebration of everyone’s innate power of imagination. Even though she may “see” a scene in the wood and try to develop it, it is her desire that each observer view the piece without prejudice of knowing her design intent. In this way, as with most human interaction, individuals create their own reality. So, please, enjoy the pieces before looking at the titles.
Gail re-entered the world of painting a few years ago. She spent her childhood coloring in any coloring book she could find, along with free-handing her favorite themes of dogs, clouds, trees and flowers.
In high school, she received an art scholarship and completed her first year of college as an art major. She put her pursuit of art aside and went on to obtain a degree in Business and a Graduate Degree in Environmental Studies.
While a Park Ranger in California, she visited Colorado and fell in love with the mountains, aspens and specifically Boulder. She moved into the world of Athletics working in Major League Baseball and the Orange County Sports Association. But, in 1994 her dream to move to Colorado came true and she and her husband moved to Boulder where she enjoyed a 20+ year career in the Athletic Department at the University of Colorado.
Now, with The Nature Conservancy in Boulder, she has been called back to her desire to create and has begun to explore new mediums in the field of abstract art and zen painting. She has taken on-line and in-person courses from Jodi Ohl, Tracey Verdugo and Boulder’s Lael Har.
Her love of aspens are the main feature of her recent work.
She shows her art at Boulder’s RGallery, Art at the Center in Nederland and currently has a piece at the Boulder Museum.
She is a member of the Boulder Art Association and the Boulder County Arts Alliance. She is on the Board of the Boulder Humane Society and hopes to sell her work to benefit the organization for animal rescue efforts.
What drives me to paint is a sense of impermanence and a belief that there is no better way to be in the present moment than through art, either by creating it or experiencing it.
When we are alive, we have options – we can choose what we think, what we feel, and how we behave. When we lack options, walls start to close in around us, the lights seem to dim and we feel less alive. The undercurrent of my work is an attempt to demonstrate the concept of being alive through the expression of possibilities.
This sentiment is reflected in my work through the juxtaposition of elements and techniques that create movement, tension, and contrast that dissipate towards the edges of the canvas to provide a sense of expansiveness.
Going back to the beginning – I was born in Winnipeg, Canada in 1986, and have lived in California, Hawaii, and Colorado. I was 14 years old when I sold my first painting.
Later, I studied art at the University of Colorado under contemporary realist painter Chuck Forsman along with psychology.
Initially, I pursued psychology and was fortunate to co-author a couple of books with past APA President, Dr. Philip Zimbardo. His decades of research on how external variables can influence human behavior greatly impacted the lens through which I see the world. Thus, the pursuit of both truth and balance has driven my writing and research as much as it has influenced my artwork.
In 2019, I began painting full-time with a focus on modern and wildlife paintings. Regardless of subject, my style is often described by others as bold, playful, and sensual.
Evan Cantor is a long-time Colorado wilderness artist. Conservationists will recall his scratchboard drawings in Wild Earth and Wildflower magazines as well as High Country News. His images appeared in several of Colorado photographer John Fielder’s books, as well as a number of University presses, the Rocky Mountain Land Library, Southern Rockies Wildlands Network and the Northwest Earth Institute. Most recently, his work appeared on the covers of ReWilding Earth’s Best of 2019 book, Nederland’s Autumn 2018 “Mountain Pages” magazine and the Boulder Daily Camera’s Friday Magazine (February 2019). He was the guest artist (Jan/Feb 2019) at pARTiculars Gallery in Lafayette, Colorado. Other exhibitions have included the Arts & Letters Club of Toronto, various juried shows, the National Center for Atmospheric Research and “The Lure of The Local”, curated by Lucy Lippard. He is a member of the Temagami 22, an international collection of invited North-American artists concerned with environmental preservation, and was the Rocky Mountain Land Library’s 2005 artist-in-residence. In 2006 he was honored with an award from the Southern Rockies Conservation Alliance for his “outstanding contribution” of both art and music to the wilderness preservation effort in Colorado. He took up oil painting at Ghost Ranch in October 2016 and has been going strong ever since. Evan is also the lead singer of the classic-rock outfit The CBDs, playing the guitar and blues harp.
I love to draw, it is the foundation of my art. I’ve explored a variety of drawing mediums; but nothing excites me more than working with my dry and wet tusche washes. I want to give my viewers a new experience when they see my drawings; and this medium helps me to create the images I see in my mind with the emotional impact I feel when I draw.
I also build my own canvases by stretching repurposed coffee bags over wooden frames. I love drawing on the knobbly surfaces with oil pastels – an arduously time-consuming adventure. I enjoy working with these materials because it gives my art unique textures, colors and expression of my visions.
Megan Morgan is a mixed media artist and graphic designer who was born in Illinois, and moved to Colorado in 1986. Megan graduated from Colorado State University in 1995 with a B.F.A. in Fine Art. Megan was hired as a junior designer at Monigle Associates in Denver, CO for 2-1/2 years, then moved to Steamboat Springs, CO for twelve years with her husband Jamie. There she started Strange Bird Designs in 1999, her self-owned graphic design business. In 2012, Jamie and Megan moved back down to the front range and now own/operate Strange Bird Designs together in Louisville, CO.
Hiking the Trails in Colorado and Western National Parks. Spending time outdoors in nature gives me inspiration and energy to explore and discover the beauty all around and everywhere.
I have been painting landscapes all of my life. There is something about the shape of the land, how it is adorned with vegetation, and how it reflects and responds to the sky, that continues to intrigue and speak to me. I took a 15-year hiatus from painting, and have recently returned. During that time away, I focused all my energy on composing music. Most of my musical works seem to have a landscape quality, so I never really abandoned my deep love of, expression of, and reverence for the land.
I love using the brilliant and vibrant colors of pastel; I like to do smaller paintings in gouache and ink as well.