My work starts with a mark, a color, or a shape, and builds from there. I often have no idea where the painting will go in the beginning stages and I strive for expressive freedom. A story is created as paint is laid down, scraped off, refined, and edited. Through the language of movement, color, and contrast, told layer upon layer, I hope to express visually what I may not be able to verbally.
Concrete Poppy Design is a sustainable, small batch and handcrafted candle company in Denver, CO. All of our candles are intentionally designed to be in your home for good - we call it Burn to Bloom. Each candle comes with a small vial of wildflower seeds and instructions on how to transform your ceramic vessel into a planter after you've enjoyed your candle. Come join the CPD community!
My unique painted fabric sculptures are molded directly from the posed subject's figure. Recent projects include sculptures of Paralympians for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training and Visitor Center, a sculptural exhibit of Colorado Ballet dancers for the Armstrong Center of Dance, and a commemorative work at History Colorado Center. I can create sculptures of you and your loved ones, too! Sales, commissions, visits to my studio are welcome.
Jessica Craig is a musician and painter creating bold and colorful abstract works of all sizes. New to Prism Workspaces but with deep roots in the Denver community, her company Wirebird Makes produces and supports art, music, and community in the mile-hi city. She is currently accepting commission work, and studio tours are available on request.
One jurist who invited Ms. Purdy into an exhibition said Lisa's work is deeply original and a bit quirky. That fairly sums it up. Her paintings have also been said to convey a sense of calm while incorporating a complex layering of lines and forms. Lisa spent her formative years at Cranbrook Schools in Michigan - a National Historic Landmark. While there she was surrounded by the architecture and art of some of the most influential designers of the 1930s. This experience compelled her to look for ways to bring art into the lives of others at all times.
I enjoy the striptease life affords one if able to live long enough. “Life’s rich pageant” reveals history whether it be my vision or an actual happenstance the difference is crucial. The underpinnings of my work tend to represent time passing while exposing the markers that went before me, as my imagery is linked to past experiences. Henry David Thoreau said it best.. “It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
I produce monotypes at fine art presses, working with a master printer. Using a vocabulary of color and composition I improvise on a theme that comes to me at the moment of creation. I've found, through trial and error, that it's better not to start with a preconceived notion of the final result. The moment of revealing the finished piece as the paper runs through the press can be surprising and if you're lucky very fulfilling.
Christina is a photographer specializing in professional and corporate headshot photography. She enjoys bringing out the natural confidence in people and helping them be comfortable in front of the camera. Christina also does pet photography under the name, Wag Your Tail Photography, which was her first passion in this artform and continues to bring her much joy.
Diana Ruth Pemberton
The Diana Ruth Designs brand consists of limited release wearables and collections for the home. The works she creates are inspired by her travels, particularly when she lived in Japan, her Lithuanian heritage and the landscape surrounding her. Custom pieces are welcome and encouraged!
The Scarf Studio is a 'design your own scarf' concept centered around fun-art and fashion. You create fun-art through an easy, hands-on process. We turn your design into a scarf you can proudly wear or gift. Visit our Denver studio or print a template and design at home no matter where you live.
Known for her sinuous color-scapes, artist Leslie Fitzsimmons explores her connection to nature and place through her practice. Primarily an abstract watercolor artist, Leslie continues to evolve her creative process by experimenting with new materials and expanding her visual language. Responding to her studies of layers and forms found within the landscape, she introduces a three-dimensional approach through sculpture and wall reliefs.