artist profile: Mariana Vieira – CSArt Colorado

“Most people remember leafing through the pages of an Encyclopedia with nostalgia, associating the experience of discovery with the physical act of turning a book page. To me, an encyclopedia brings back memories of school libraries, discovering exotic animals and…

artist profile: Libby Barbee – CSArt Colorado

“At the root of my artwork lies a fascination with the sometimes poetic, sometimes startling, but always-complicated relationship between nature and culture. Over the years, I have explored this relationship through various media and forms, including layered cut-paper drawings that…

artist profile: Amelia Carley – CSArt Colorado

“In the last year, part of my practice has included painting enlarged images of the interiors of diamonds and the surfaces of gems. Sourced predominantly from major print publications, these images are initially representational but through the painting process, and…

artist profile: Michelle Fisher – CSArt Colorado

“My artistic practice is concerned with exploring the evocative nature of materials. My pallet is minimal and focused on texture, transparency, line and plane. When I am successful, I feel the aliveness of the material nature, a pulse, a new…

artist profile: Rita Vali – CSArt Colorado

“I am fortunate to be working with clay, which is so wonderfully tactile and responsive; an alluring medium with enduring results. As a maker of pottery, I hope my pots participate in daily life – nourishment, celebration, contentment, discovery. A…

artist profile: Denis Roussel – CSArt Colorado

“For my contribution to CSArt, I wanted to share a photograph that would showcase Colorado, convey an appreciation for our natural environment and illustrate my personal artistic sensitivity. I am not especially interested in grandiose subjects, but rather, tend to…

artist profile: Julie Puma – CSArt Colorado

“My current work explores themes of technology and communication. I chose to paint photographs of Apple Face Time interactions in an attempt to examine the possibilities and limitations of communication in the 21st century. The ubiquitous use of technological devices,…

artist profile: Mark Bueno – CSArt Colorado

“‘Up-cycling’ is a means of reworking manufactured materials so functionality may be regained. My approach for the past several years begins with this idea and plywood is my medium of choice. The inspiration for these works come from my family’s…