The passion for creating art started at a very tender age. Creating artwork was a way to communicate my feelings, and expression of my individuality. The act of drawing, painting has always stirred a deeper sense within myself, and an inner knowing, the flow of love that flows onto the canvas when I am an open channel for the Beloved. The passion to paint and witness a painting unfold before my eyes with magical colors of hues and values is a mystery to me….. still.
Teresa Vito has a BA in Fine Arts from the State University of New York at Geneseo. She studied at the Art Students League of Denver with Ramon Kelley, Quang Ho, Doug Dawson and Bruce Cody. Vito painted with Richard Schmid for five years at the Loveland Academy of Fine Arts where she also studied with Nancy Guzik. She has expanded her knowledge by taking numerous workshops over the years with artists Clyde Aspevig, Mike Lynch, Greg McHuron, and Laura Robb, Gregg Kreutz and Robert Johnson. Vito has been a full time painter since 1992. She is also known for her enthusiastic and knowledgeable teaching.
Lynn Rowan Myers
Lynn Rowan Myers’s work is unmistakable and unforgettable . Each canvas begins in bright cadmium red and each finished painting retains a little or a lot of that wonderful hot southwestern color. Influenced by California’s plein air painters and the French Fauve movement, Lynn was a genuine colorist whose brilliant landscape paintings fill a room with the hues of the Southwest.
Jay Tacheny earned her BFA at the University of Colorado and than took an unexpected break from art-17 years during which she worked as an OR nurse. Tacheny started painting again in the late 90’s. In a short time she began showing and selling her work in Denver, Colorado and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Tacheny has won awards from the Denver Art Student’s League and the Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute. ” My paintings are very psychological” Tacheny reflects. “I’m interested in what’s inside of people. As an OR nurse, I never got to interact with people; perhaps that’s what led me to draw the figure-my longing to know who those bodies were.”
As a child I was always creating different “crafts”. My parents and grandparents were very supportive of my endeavors and always made me feel like I had just created a masterpiece I’m sure they didn’t even know what it was most of the time, but they gave me a lot of confidence. My Fathers side of the family were wonderful watercolorists, and it was my Father that first introduced me to painting.
I started painting 8 years ago. I picked it up as a “hobby”. In 2006, Arts at Georgetown accepted my work, that was the pivotal point in my painting career. I no longer treat it as a hobby, but instead, as a career.
In October 2009 my painting “Even Birds Get the Blues” won “Best of Show” at the National Arts 3rd Annual Front Range Arts Exhibit.
In 2005 I was in a Father/Daughter show at the Tointen Gallery in Greeley Colo. I received a city purchase award in 2006 At the Arts in the Park exhibit, also at the Tointen Gallery. I exhibited my work in Santa Fe N.M. at the Three Elders Gallery in 2007.
As an artist, Brenda Hendrix is engaged in an ongoing exploration of artistic ideas, materials, and techniques. Working in oils, she paints in a painterly style that shows obvious brushwork and emphasizes color, stroke and texture rather than line. Brenda is recognized as an accomplished colorist who employs unique palettes and combines multiple subdued complementary colors to create the soft tension and visual liveliness of her paintings. Brenda’s paintings have been shown in galleries from Florida to Montana, and her works have been juried into numerous regional and national shows. Brenda’s paintings are held in both private and corporate collections nationwide.
Brenda’s initial path was to teach art; she received her B.S. in art education from the University of Alabama. And she still loves teaching. For ten years Brenda was the oil painting instructor at the Curtis Arts and Humanities Center in Greenwood Village, Colorado. She now offers oil painting workshops two days a week at her art studio in Denver, Colorado.
Born and raised in Monroe, Louisiana, Dixon now lives in Denver with her 3 children and chocolate lab. Dixon approaches painting much as she does her life…intuitively with free expression. “Anything is possible if the art spirit is right.” Direct observation of everyday life and a keen sense of what will work on canvas fuel her passion for exploring fresh subjects as well as revisiting old favorites. The work is about color, immediacy and an intuitive response to the world around her. Inspiration is drawn from paying attention to the moment and recognizing ideas that connect with the soul…color, form, mood, light, music, conversation, dreams. Dixon’s personal journey challenges her to investigate peace, harmony, chaos, fears, stress and laughter of the day… to reveal and paint in response to this LIFE and all its complexities. Going back to her Louisiana roots and the familiar laissez le bon temps rouler…that is, let the good times roll on the canvas! …and she does.
During many years in the public relations business, I dabbled with pencil and paint, visually dissecting the work of masters and contemporary favorites. These periodic detours to the art world included drawing classes at the Art Students League and Parsons in New York, as well as the League in Denver. At a career crossroads not long ago, I had the opportunity to commit to painting, which had been my passion all along. I was soon showing my early work at a gallery near Brushstrokes, which lead to my involvement here.
Years in the marketing arena have informed the underlying graphic structure of my work. I’m drawn to strong color, powerful contrast, and dramatic perspective. In terms of process, I’ve recently turned to painting studies en plein air, complementing visual information from my own photography. My formative years in Nebraska and college in Iowa are evidenced in pieces depicting rural towns and plains; my family’s zeal for mountain life inspires mountain and ski themes; and several years in NYC has driven my passionate focus on urban themes.