For me, there is nothing more playful than listening to the soft rustle of aspen leaves, more invigorating than feeling mountain stream water meander through my toes, more joyful than watching a toddler splash unabashedly in a fresh mud puddle. Though the details may differ for each individual person, we are all connected to nature in a way that feels both personal and universal. With this understanding, I aim to create functional ceramic art that reflects and evokes those heartfelt, wholesome feelings of nature-inspired delight and simplicity through the enjoyment of the everyday, whether that be a warm mug filled to the brim with fragrant morning coffee or a bowl to serve the splendor of a crisp veggie salad. It is in those magical moments that I personally feel the most nourished and nurtured and the most inspired to create and serve as a ceramic artist and holistic health provider. And so it is my greatest wish that you also find and follow the simple joys that make your individual heart smile. Be well!
While working as a health care professional for many years, I have had many affairs with different arts and crafts. I was always on the lookout for the one that would captivate and challenge me . . . my one true love that would balance out my very left-brained, non-creative profession.
I’ve found all this and more in glass, and along with my newly empty nest, I’m experiencing a Renaissance. My muse has arrived.
Whether I’m working on a mosaic piece, or trusting the kiln gods with a fused creation, I am learning to appreciate the magic and alchemy that transforms a simple material into a glorious piece of art.
Beverley Harper Tinsley Fine Art
Colorado Watercolor Society, Signature Member
To me, making art is about the stopping of time, as are so many of the things I most love doing. I don’t believe in time as we know it. When I become engaged in creating something, I no longer feel subject to time’s constricting whims. That is why I am driven to create.
I love the light touch and thrilling chemistry of watercolor painting, the bold strokes possible in pastel work, the patterns I can create with an ink drawing, and learning something new, always. Color thrills me. Texture delights. I hope with each work to retain the clarity of what I see, and bring that into view for others. I may not always achieve that, but the honest desire is present in each of my pieces.
I have the honor of being a signature member of Colorado Watercolor Society, and am a long-time member of The Art Student’s League Of Denver.
Artistic endeavors have always been an important aspect of my life: watercolor painting for many years, I finally found my passion growing in my garden: the gourd. Once dried and cleaned, the individuality of each gourd has provided me with the “canvas” I need to incorporate so many different and wonderful techniques into one piece. For over 20 years I have painted, cut, and woven my art out of and onto gourds – often taking care to emphasize the inherent beauty of the gourd itself. Many of my projects utilize bead work, staining, acrylic painting, weaving, and natural materials. In 2009, I began carving on gourds while studying with the world renowned gourd artist Bonnie Gibson.
Dr. Don Fairchild is a “semi-retired” clinical psychologist and part-time professional photographer. His portfolios include nature/landscape images, portraits, wildlife, trains, and calendar photos. Images are created in black/white, color, and sepiatone renditions using 35mm, medium format, or large format equipment.
Don is currently a resident artist in the Shadow Mountain Gallery ownership group and serves as chair of the special events and shows committee. He has been juried in for exhibits with T.E.N.A.S., Arts Alive, Evergreen Public Library, Roudnice (Czech Repub.) Town Library and Gallery, Velvary (Czech Repub.) Town Gallery, and was awarded the second place prize in the 2009 Lakewood Arts Council “Artists Choice” show. His photography has been published in the “Seasons Of Our Mountains” calendar, the Mountain Directory 2000, and the Mountain Connection newspaper.
Don “transplanted” from the Midwest to Colorado in 1962 and began pursuing serious photography in 1965 having studied at Red Rocks Community College Art Dept. and numerous workshops with Howard Bond, Phil Davis, and George Lepp. He has been an Evergreen resident since 1977 and a resident artist with Shadow Mountain Gallery since 1991.
Tom is a full time clinical psychologist working in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. He is in private practice as well as a supervisor in the University of Detroit Doctoral Clinical Psychology Program. His interest in photography culminated in a five year program in photography at the College of Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. It was there that he was introduced to a variety of photographic mediums and printing processes that included B+W, platinum/palladium, masking large format images, and piezography.
Tom’s photography covers a myriad of photographic subjects including landscape, sports, portraitures, and architectural subjects. His work has basically utilized large format 8×10 camera systems and accentuating the images with a masking process.
Also he has moved to the digital realm and has begun to explore various methods of combining traditional photographic processes with modern digital technology.
Tom’s photographic journey includes many shows and awards. He has been involved with three exhibitions in the Czech Republic, two individual shows in the Detroit area, and several talks and publications utilizing photography and psychoanalysis.
Art appreciation played a minor role in my corporate world until I moved to Colorado. Stained glass classes were offered near my home and I became addicted. Many years later, I create at every opportunity even if it is just drawing/drafting a vision.
My custom and unique pieces can be seen in local homes, other Colorado cities and as far away as California.
I create stained glass using the Tiffany (foil) and Lead methods. The steps are: design the pattern, select glass for it’s texture and color, cut and grind the glass for the pattern, foil the glass (wrap a thin ribbon of sticky back foil) or place lead channel around the glass, fit the pieces to the pattern, tack solder the pieces together. Then either solder a bead on foiled pieces or solder all connections on leaded pieces. Finish with framing if for sale, or as required for a home/office installaton.
The Tiffany method is the primary process for my hummingbirds, jewelry/nick knack boxes, fairies/angels and small panels such as cowboy boots, hearts, abstracts.