Meet Our Artists

Anne Hockenberry

Anne is an artist in who creates detailed watercolor and acrylic art inspired by the natural world around her. She also loves to bring others’ visions to life by painting original custom pet portraits and wedding bouquet art. Anne has a vision for sharing the beauty in life with those around her.

I also have a website in case you’d like more info or to link it.

Barbara Poulin

Barbara grew up in a rural community in northwest Colorado. Barbara didn’t start painting until Fall of 2012. Her first class was with watercolor and she was hooked! She enjoys painting all kinds of subjects, but especially anything to do with animals and nature in general. She has won many honors with her paintings.

Beth Taylor

I moved with my family from Phoenix to Creede, Colorado when I was twelve. I quickly developed a love for the mountains spending many of my days hiking, backpacking, and camping. Since then I have not strayed far from the San Juans mountains I feel at home in nature, I feel a sense of peace and wonder, and I believe my paintings reflect this. In my landscapes I strive for realism. but more than that, I hope to convey a feeling. I want to bring the viewer in, to create a place you as the viewer want to go, a place where you can feel the mood of the moment.

Debra Bradley

“I began my sculpture career in 2006 after being introduced to Daphna Russell, my mentor. In 2007 I entered my first sculpture in a local art show and won “Most Promising Artist”. Most of my sculptures are of animals, sometimes whimsical and others realistic. In 2018 I decided to widen my horizons and completed my first bronze sculpture “Wilds of Colorado”. My newest excursion was learning the art of “Cold Cast Bronze”. Mainly self-taught, I continue to attend workshops to improve my knowledge and skills.
“Working with clay brings back the kid in all of us”. A curl of the lip, tilt of the head, exaggerated features: these small touches offer a delightful whimsey. Strength, power, and action are conveyed in my realistic pieces. My goal is to reunite the viewer with the beauty and joy of nature.”

Gabrielle Clay

Since 2005 Gabrielle has been working with the National Park Service. It was this work that introduced her to her photography mentor. This amazing job enabled her to see the beautiful parks and meet lovely people across the US. Thus began a journey that fueled her passion for adventure and photography.

Geri Bates

In 1993 Montrose Visual Arts Guild helped me connect with other artists and my creative interests. I enjoy working in Oils, Pastels and Ink. With oils being my strongest foundation landscapes, florals, wildlife, seascapes and portraiture are my subjects. Drawing and painting are my passion, and it feeds my soul.

H.C. Pemberton

Helen Pemberton’s paintings reflect her love of nature, local history and ancient works of art. Her medium is oil; her canvas typically large. She says she doesn’t paint on site; she would rather be hiking, fishing or picnicking. Her paintings are done in the studio from photos and memories of local places visited.

Jana Adams

Jana is an artist in love with many mediums. She first started painting in oils, but then soon discovered a love for pottery which lasted forty years. She now paints in Alcohol Inks, Acrylics and Encaustic Wax. She has lived in Colorado most of her life and love the outdoors, photography and creating.

Jean Munro

Jean paints primarily in oils and pastels, creating landscapes and other impressions of the world around her. She enjoys working en plein air but also paints in her studio from photographs she takes to capture a particular moment. Her paintings have won recent awards in both Oils and Pastels.

Jenny McIntyre

After a long career as a professional photographer, Jenny turned her creative energies to oil painting. After 20 years of painting, she continues to find new ways to express her love of landscape, form, color and movement.

Jodine Broscovak

“Jodine Broscovak began her forty-plus year art career in Denver, CO. A graphic design graduate from Colorado Institute of Art, she is an award-winning artist and watercolor teacher. Jodine is a signature member of the Colorado Watercolor Society and founder and former president of the Montrose Center for Arts.”

Jon (Chris) Woldruff

I have shot professional photography starting in 1972. I photographed for the Air Force Academy for 12 yrs. Ending in my retirement at Dugway Proving Ground 25 1/2 yrs. later where I shot stills, mopic, and Video productions. I also shot stills for Lifetouch, and video for Confreaks.

Kim Lundgren - Cimarron Textiles

I’ve been weaving, knitting, sewing, creating for as long as I can remember. The colors and textures of yarn and fabric are mesmerizing for me…I hope you enjoy the creations of my imagination. My other life passions are teaching and making music, hiking, and gardening.

Laurie Jones

Laurie Jones paints mountain vistas of the San Juan Range. She lives just north of Mt. Sneffels, in Montrose County. She expresses the mountains in watercolor pulling from the heart and mood of weather conditions. Her landscapes are often sprinkled with wet-in-wet techniques.

Lin Mussman

I’m from Gunnison Colorado, where I graduated from Western State College in 1969 with an art degree. I taught summer art classes for grade school students for several years. My art was put on hold to raise our daughters. After several years of working and finally retiring I now am able to continue my love of art and crafts.

Linda Nadel

Linda is a watercolorist from Colorado. Color is her passion and reflecting the fun in creating in watercolor is her goal. Enjoy!

Loretta K Casler

Loretta has a BFA from University of NE and worked in the graphic arts industry for 25 years. She teaches art classes in a variety of mediums. Her residence and studio are north of Ridgway with her husband, Dave and Ingrid her mini schnauzer.

Margaret Kaufmann

I was raised in Prescott, Arizona. Married Dave Kaufmann in 1963. We have two beautiful daughters.
I started taking tole painting classes after retiring. Then acrylic painting classes; then oil painting classes after moving to Montrose. I enjoy painting with both acrylic and oils. Favorite subjects are animals and flowers.

Mary Pat Ettinger

Mary Pat Ettinger works in acrylics in a watercolour style, painting landscapes both in the studio and on location. Her works are represented in collections throughout the West and internationally. Look for her works online and in galleries throughout the western United States.

Melissa Vogel

My whole being has been an artist from childhood. Photography takes center stage, but I use tactile materials to create multimedia art too.
I’m always curious and want to keep trying new art mediums all the time. I hope to discover and show art with new friends.

Mike Simpson

As a professional artist for over 30 years, I use watercolors for their transparency and loose suggestive qualities or oil paints for their opacity, texture and quality of brush stroke. I paint the people, places and things of small town, rural America.

Natalie Heller, Lonecone Photography

Natalie Heller, Ridgway, CO – Author of award winning “SWC-Southwest Colorado”. Heller exhibits her photographs, cards and books at local galleries & retail stores. Her work has been featured in Cowboys & Indians magazine for four consecutive years. A Midwesterner, now living in southwest Colorado, photographing the beauty that the Southwest has to offer.

Pat Brown

I am mainly a realistic painter working in ink, watercolor or oils, depicting light and shadows, color and patterns. Animals, florals and architecture are my favorite subjects. My husband and I previously owned a gallery on Main Street for several years, and actively support the Montrose art community.

Penny Heuscher

As a nature and night sky photographer, I seek to capture the beauty of flora, fauna of our land and also night skies.
Travels through Scotland, Europe, Canada, Alaska and Western U.S. have given me the wonderful opportunity to capture interesting photos.

Rick & Jill Myers

Travel Photographers Rick and Jill Myers have had a passion for photography for many years. After retiring from careers in education, they now spend their time traveling the world and sharing their images with others. They enhance their photos with their own custom framing, often using barn wood from the region.

Robin Farkash

Art!!! Art!!! Seems I have been doing art my whole lifetime. Learning, exploring, growing…..putting my heart into the pieces I do, my spirit. I am filled with gratitude for the gifts that I have been given to see with my heart and my hands.

Roxanne Morris

I took my first art class by accident 25 years ago and have been painting ever since. I am a signature member of Western Colorado Watercolor Society and the Colorado Watercolor Society.

Sandy Martin

I am a basket maker and gourd artist. I also do needle felted and wet felted art pieces. I use a variety of natural fibers to make what I think of as vessels. I especially enjoy the challenge of making sculptural pieces as opposed to more traditional forms of basketry.

Sharon Pilcher

My name is Sharon Pilcher .I paint mostly in watercolor. I like to experiment with other mediums, such as pastels, acrylics, ink & colored pencils. I am self taught for the most part but have taken some classes. Montrose has been my home since 1993.I am inspired by nature.

Stephanie T Rody

Stephanie has been practicing and developing her art since elementary school. Watercolor is now her medium of choice; she creates pieces of art that speak to the viewer and draws them in on a visceral and emotional level, those special moments in time captured in watercolor.

Susan Humphrey

I am a native of Montrose, Colorado. The beauty of Colorado is my spirit! For someone to enjoy my art, is like looking into my heart and sharing something that is so personal, I keep it guarded at times. I use my art as a record of the history, as well as the awesome beauty of the area.

Timothy Brady

I practiced chiropractic in Grand Junction for 31 years and during that time I took art classes at the Art Center. I studied with Jac Kephart, Jerry Fritzler and Fealing Lin to name a few. I prefer using watercolors and prefer doing portraits but any subject is fair game.

Tresa Jaskunas

I am a native of Montrose and have been making jewelry in my home for over 20 years.
My designs are original and one of a kind.
It is my sincere wish to provide beautiful jewelry of quality you will enjoy for years to come or be proud to gift.

Vince Farnsworth

Since moving to Montrose, Vince has concentrated his efforts on photographing the Black Canyon and the landscapes of southwestern Colorado. He has written a book on how to photograph the Black Canyon entitled, “Getting Up Early, the Visitors Guide to Photographing the Black Canyon.” Most recently, he has been capturing images of the night sky above the landscape in panorama, a very challenging and rewarding pursuit. “I’m looking for a different take on some of the more iconic locations. Creative photography is all about seeing things in a unique way and conveying that vision to an audience.” His work is available at the Farnsworth Gallery at the Montrose Center for the Arts, the Black Canyon Visitors Center, Montrose City Visitors Center and other locations in Montrose.

Virginia Blackstock

I Published in 8 watercolor books and articles. 65 solo, month long featured exhibits in museums & art centers. Painted Delta mural 17′ x 40′ honoring Cattlemen. Achieved Signature membership in 13 National Watercolor Societies & Master Painter. Taught workshops in four states and Juried numerous competitions. I Received “Who’s Who in Art” Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.

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