For local artist Julie Janney

When artist Julie Janney takes her brush to acrylic paint and works it on the canvas, she finally feels free. “I’m a perfectionist by nature,” Janney says. “I pressure myself to be perfect. But when I paint I can let it all go and just work with the acrylic and get in the zone.”

The Birth of a Craftsman

From his shop in North Boulder, artist Alexander Giray has made the seamless transition from climbing guide to craftsman. Upon meeting Giray, creator of aptly named Alexander Giray Designs, it is clear to see he is a man who has found his passion; upon seeing his work, you’d assume he’d found that passion a lifetime ago, and that he’d been…

Inside an Artists’ Colony

John Updike famously said that art offers a space for the spirit. If that’s true, then what the Valor Center at Valor Christian High School offers young artists is a universe. You’d expect a high school to be quiet in July, but that wasn’t the case when yours truly got the deluxe tour of the one-year-old, 100,000-square-foot Valor Center from…

ARTIST PROFILE: 
Jennifer M. Godshalk

You could say that Castle Rock-based artist Jennifer M. Godshalk is kind of like the marvel next door. You don’t really expect someone so nice and unassuming – and with such an inspiring story to boot – to be so successful in the art world. But there she is down south, using her home as her studio where she creates…