Artist: Mark Smith
Smoky Hill Library
Artist's Statement: I pursue art and artistic pursuits solely for the joy of the creation. I find satisfaction in the process of moving from a blank canvas to a depiction of some aesthetically pleasing scene. If someone shares an appreciation of my finished work, the validation is humbling and gratifying; but painting is for the expression of the soul and a yearning for something larger, outside of yourself. Acceptance is secondary to the satisfaction of creation and expression.
Lady at a Car Show
Artist: Jean Baker
Artist's Statement: Jean Baker brings you "Lady at a Car Show" featuring a car lovers dream photography collection of vintage cars visualized with a fresh tune up. Its the perfect art for the car lover whom you love!
Artist: Cary Hansen
Artist's Statement: My artwork integrates my lifelong love of our natural world, my observations of beauty in everyday moments and my love for color. I have an affinity for plein aire painting - to paint outdoors where the day is vibrant and changing with light, scent and sound is a joy for me. I am initially drawn to a scene when an alignment of shapes, color and light converge into a pleasing composition that captures my imagination. While my paintings usually begin with the scene in front of me, I move beyond the local color to express the energy I feel. I have been painting with soft pastels for about eight years and look forward to each painting as an opportunity to learn, explore and enjoy my art journey.
Artist: Arturo Garcia
Artist's Statement: Arturo Garcia is a Full time artist. His love for color give his style a unique perspective on both the subject and his media of preference which is applying oil color on canvas with palette knives leaving as result an exciting combination of abstract within the figure. His paintings are in different galleries in the Denver area as well as in Mexico.
“I love painting people’s portraits. Something happens to their soul when I put color in their faces (masks). Thank you for taking a peek into my world of color and figure. To get a glimpse of what I see and the way I perceive it. You can see more of my work at www.arturogarciafineart.com.”
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