Meet Our Talented Artists
My palette of choice is limited color, not lack of color just not to many. It is all about color, as I sit and look really look at my subject to see the color that it holds.
My fascination for the natural environment continually leads me to explore textures in my artwork of photographs, paintings, and sculptures.
I am at my best when I use acrylics, but I like to experiment with watercolor as well. I most enjoy experimenting with color in my work, mixing a variety of hues to bring life to my piece. I love using all colors, both vivid tones and mild, muted shades, to create a masterpiece.
Tim was born in Cheyenne Wyoming and spent his entire childhood there in art classes and drawing as much of the lifestyle as possible. As he began to be known for his western cowboy art, he was given the only sole contract to produce artwork for the Cheyenne Frontier Days committee..
Richard has been working with cameras from a very young age. Much of his early photographic experience and education was acquired from his father, an accomplished photo-hobbyist. While spending many years living on a sailboat, the perfect medium was watercolors – minimal equipment, rapid drying and of course, no shortage of water.
I believe as in music, my paintings should evoke a feeling in the observer. It can be peace, warmth, joy, a beautiful memory or experience in your life. Also, it can be the final piece to complete a beautiful room or home.
Marcia Jo Streithorst
My passion is inspiring the viewer's imagination. My love of photography combined with a new fascination for the tactile experience of encaustics gives my latest artworks a dreamlike quality evoking visions of fairy tale worlds that appear almost real, like dreams just beginning to take shape. With encaustic the surface can be smooth or heavily textured, but that surreal glow will always draw you in. It's what made me fall in love with beeswax painting!
Art may not be necessary to sustain life but I, for one, can not imagine a life without it. My name is Hannah Stayton and I am a local artist, musician, and writer. I enjoy experimenting with all manner of art mediums ranging from traditional watercolors to custom clothing pieces. I am always looking for new ways to express creativity but there are a few mediums that I have always relied on such as watercolor. I love the expressiveness I can achieve with watercolor paints, the subtle colors and soft lines that calm senses and relax the mind. I believe art should spark imagination and make you feel something, wether it be a positive or negative emotion. I hope that my art evokes these things in others, that is ultimately my goal, for people to connect with my art and enjoy it in their own individual way.
Amy Gardner Dean
Dean’s mediums of choice vary due to her day job and the necessity to produce art in most mediums– she is well versed in oils, acrylics, watercolor and gouache, inks, printmaking, silverpoint, oil and soft pastels, colored pencil, and all other dry drawing media. The majority of her personal work is in oils on linen or wood panel. Dean’s subject matter of preference is both animals and people (hailing from her biological illustration background), and does dozens of commissions a year featuring both. Her works are in private collections, colleges and universities, zoos, and veterinary offices around the country.