“Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art”-Leonardo da Vinci
My spirit is best expressed through painting landscapes. Being outside gives us connection to the world and brings rejuvenation or solace or whatever you need. I simply present the landscape without attaching a popular interpretation. Talking to people about my own work, I have found that they often read a great deal of meaning into my landscapes, meaning sometimes beyond, sometimes even in direct opposition to my own opinions or feelings. No landscape is ever empty, even the most desolate, or – the most ordinary.
The more time I spend in the wilderness, the more I realize its subtle effects on feelings which evolve with every visit, place, and season. I am captured by the paradox of strength and delicacy, and opposition of color found in every ordinary event. I am only the vehicle. Nature drives my style, mood, medium, and composition. For me, the greatest respect due Nature is to paint elaborately. Why go simple when you can go complex?
I have been painting for over 40 years and attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. I have won numerous awards and exhibited throughout the country. I have completed 5 city commissions for Loveland and recently won Visual Artist of the year with the Larimer Department of Natural Resources.
My studio is in Loveland and I warmly welcome you to visit and view my artwork. I will also be participating in Art in the Park, and the Loveland Studio tour the 2nd and 3rd weekend of October. Hope we see you then!
- Lyse Dzija, Artist
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Artist: Kyle Kitscher
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"Sunsets and bodies of water are ever changing. From one moment to the next, a new river forms, a new color combination reveals itself in the sky. One cannot step in the same ocean twice.
This piece acts like a snap shot of such a moment, capturing a vibrantly colorful scene, to savor the beauty of one of Colorado's famous sunsets as it blankets a quiet lake high up in the mountains. A reminder even, to be mindful, and appreciate the moment as it continues dance into new forms.
This is one of the many images and lessons I carry from Colorado as an artist and behavioral health specialist. I hope to continue exploring and painting cultural beauties as I continue to travel internationally. Thank you to Mountain Crest for the personal growth opportunity, and I hope the theme of mindfulness continues to invigorate those who work and seek support at UCHealth."
- Marian Smith, Artist
This fabulous and unique statement piece was handmade by Rena Stuck of Stuck'n'Mudd pottery.
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This one-of-a-kind lamp was handmade from manual transmission gears, transfer case parts, engine parts, and other re-purposed mechanical pieces.
"The inspiration for the coral reef depiction stemmed from my interest in marine life. The ocean has always been a symbol of tranquil beauty on the surface, but teeming with chaos and life beneath."
- Megan Kitscher, Artist
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