Please step back and lose yourself of sensibilities. Now step back in and enjoy this world of misfitted creatures. Marleen's love of animals, botanicals, and everything whimsical is the foundation of her clay sculptures.
Dogs & Stars is small batch letterpress print shop based in Old Town Lafayette. Run by Brian Wood, Dogs & Stars is a hard-working studio with a focus on hand-crafted, uniquely-designed letterpress printed ephemera. Visit Dogs & Stars on the LAUGH tour for hand-printed greeting cards and posters.
An abstract/figurative inspired painter and muralist Catherine is currently craving the next oversized painting. She loves to paint BIG! - colorful murals that lift you up and enhance the community, bold canvases that grace the walls of trendy restaurants, and happy works of art that elevate the good feelings in your home.
Tif loves to create incredibly colorful paintings with a focus on subjects that are big joy makers - animals with mesmerizing eyes, dancers, and abstracts that are full of movement. She's a colorhaulic, unapologetically.
All forms of art fascinate Cecil. He began his journey as an artist carving wood and soon realized that it would be difficult to produce enough pieces to make a living. Cecil then decided to experiment with clay. For the next forty years he created functional and art pieces which were sold at galleries and art shows throughout the Midwest. Now that Cecil is retired, he enjoys designing pieces that are quirky and unique.
Kristen Law Lewis was bitten by the bookbinding-bug in the last semester of her undergrad Studio Art studies at University of Colorado. She’s made all kinds of books since - founding Papercuts Press in 2005. She later pursued artifact conservation, a second love, and earned a degree in Museum Studies. Kristen mixes her time between bookbinding, teaching bookbinding, and caring for museum collections. "My work is largely driven by materials and process. I love the challenge of physically incorporating something special into what I make. Upcycling, repurposing, and reducing waste are key interests in my studio practice. I think a lot about where things come from, and where they are going. I'm enamored with material objects - modifying their past significance to construct a relevance for them today."
Ellen works in pastel and in watercolor, sometimes combining the two, in images that convey a sense of the land in Colorado. In watercolor she expresses the fluidity of a land in flux, as it is changed and shaped by people. Ellen's pastel work expresses the vibrancy of what surrounds us - grasses, mountains, fields and rivers. Ellen's goal is to have her paintings create a sense of place that is familiar feeling, and yet a uniquely personal look at the world.
My first college degree is in Art & Design and I will always be an artist first and foremost. My first love was large scale, abstract painting, but in 2008 I discovered photography and have spent the last 15 years developing my personal style. Gardening, travel and the natural world inspire me. I spend a lot of time digging in dirt and growing things in the summer and love to take photos of my successes. I consider myself to be an abstract, lifestyle / cultural photographer. I enjoy playing with color and bending light to create interesting and thought provoking compositions.
We are a community oriented studio in the heart of Old Town. Here we offer classes for adults and kids, offer space for local artists to create and show work from artists in our studio or CO local artists. Our style and artwork is truly honest, eclectic and unique.
Hi I’m Jonathan. I love RECORDS. Turntables. Equalizers. Speakers. I love MUSIC. Thrift Shops. Recycled stuff. And vintage POP CULTURE. I wanted to make tributes to the things I love, so in 2014, the journey of HIFI JONES began. Images are discovered in dusty and discarded LPs and books. They are manipulated and REMIXED in the digital realm and then brought into an analog reality on recycled paper and substrate.
1972, Matthew Doubek, spanked by a doctor, thusly introducing oxygen to this future artist, caricaturist, constructionist. In 1995 Matthew received a certificate announcing his BFA, with a major in illustration from the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, MN. In 1998 Matthew with now wife Shawnna, their cat and too many houseplants moved to colorful CO, where he crossed paths with a masterful craftsman that had exposed him to the fine art of high-end carpentry. Since then, Matthew has been blurring and redefining the line between visual art, peculiar illustrations, collages, abstract paintings and art construction under the moniker; alias krap masters studio.
Native to Colorado and in awe of its beauty, Karli enjoys painting the landscapes, vegetation, and light of sites around the state, including Waneka Lake. She sees it as a form of documentation. She started painting again in 2020 after three decades of wearing other hats. She is experimenting with Abstract painting, finds it to be a big stretch and challenge, and hopes viewers will keep an open mind as she evolves with the stye. She sometimes finds she has to reground from the world of non-representational abstraction by painting another landscape.
I make collage art out of used postage stamps in the form of characters: Alice in Wonderland, Buddha, Gypsy, Samurai, etc
Cathy describes herself as being a visual person and studied design, architecture and urban planning at the University of Colorado and worked in this field in New York City. She grew up sewing her own cloths and has always loved creating. Cathy began painting seriously in 2017 and enjoys the challenge of capturing the essence of an object, person, animal or scene. She loves color and the life it brings to the painting and strives to transform subjects and bring them to life in a modern impressionistic style. Cathy works mainly in acrylic but has begun experimenting with oil and playing with sculpture. Recently she and has been painting more often plein air as a way to infuse her work with the color and light of her native Colorado.
The inspiration for TOP Skirt came to me many years ago while freezing my booty off at my kid’s soccer games. The parents would wrap up in blankets, sleeping bags, and/or whatever they could find in the car. We all have coats but our bottom half is never given a fashionable thought. The challenge is that I don’t sew so then came the process of me asking friends to try to create my ideas. I got serious and finally hired talented seamstresses. Then some more seamstresses and our crew is still growing. Together as a team, we have created some warm, cute, and versatile TOP Skirts. All of our TOP Skirts are custom-made here in Colorado. You can choose off the rack or custom design your own skirt.
My name is Gray, and I am a 16 year old artist, engineer, and reptile enthusiast. While my months spent in school are dedicated to more technical and formal crafts, I spend my summers running a small art business! I love to draw fantastical creatures, bones, and things which remind me of Colorado.