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Painting, Drawing & Metalwork
Teton Valley, ID
Claire Peery lives and creates in Teton Valley, Idaho. As a goldsmith, Claire believes believes in saturating every moment with treasure, from views of glowing mountains to the humble glory of farm fresh eggs. Her painting practice consecrates the intrinsic value of our surroundings, while her metalwork affirms our responsibility to beget new treasures.
Her current series in-progress spotlights 16 fly fishing enthusiasts from the GYE, especially from Teton Valley. Claire interviews both professional and amateur anglers. Each participant is represented by an ink rendering of their preferred hand-tied fly as well as a charcoal portrait. The series has become an in-depth homage of the interface between humans and our incredible planet.
Claire’s fascination with culture and wilderness began in the North Georgia mountains. She has a BFA from the University of Georgia. and is experienced in gold-smithing, portraiture, painting, and non-ferrous forging. Claire has worked as a fine artist in Georgia, Colorado, and Idaho.
Jill Auerbach lives in Jackson, WY, and studied painting in Oaxaca, Mexico, New York City, and at the Art Student's League in Brattleboro, VT. She paints on etching papers and stretched canvas using oil paints and cold wax.
Kris Batchelder is a self-created artist specializing in paper collage works. Before opening into her own artistic expression, she was able to absorb many of the world's finest artists' works firsthand through her extensive travels and adventuring. She also represented artists for a period of time in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
After becoming certified as an Integrative Life Coach, Kris decided it was time to “walk her talk” and reclaim the personal creative talent she had always projected onto others. What has resulted are the various works you see displayed, into which Kris has woven her passion for transformation and the outdoors in hopes to inspire people to step into their power and get after their dreams.
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Carol has been in art all her life - now as a senior citizen she has turned to watercolor which has allowed her to bring out movement and life. Her animals seem to follow you and show the emotion of the moment. Every original shows her personal use of multicolors and reflections. She has taken workshops under such artists as Ted Nuttal, Birgit O'Conner,Kay Stratman, David Drummond, and Lian Quan Zhen. In past artistic endeavors she has done oil, acrylic, tole, Zostovo, and stained glass.
Liz finds inspiration while exploring the outdoors. She is an avid mountain biker and is exposed to the beauty of nature through her outings in the mountains around her home in Teton Valley, Idaho. These immersive journeys provide the scenic references for her landscape paintings. Liz has a Masters of Fine Art degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and spent a summer studying abroad in Florence, Italy. Previous to this, she was an Air Force weather forecaster for 21 years, but her affinity for art steered her back to her lifelong dream of being a professional artist.
Wendell Locke Field was born in 1965 in Kalamazoo, Michigan and raised on a dairy farm. It was there on the farm, in the woods and lakes that he began to observe, sketch and develop a deep curiosity and love of the natural world.
Supposing that it shouldn’t be possible to do your life for a living, Wendell graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1988 with a degree in agriculture economics. It didn’t take him long to realize that ignoring his true calling would be his soul’s death.
For the better part of three decades, Field has created art that reflects his deliberately simple life in Jackson Hole while also traveling extensively in Asia, Africa, North and South America. A profound recognition of spirit is always present in Wendell’s work. His mountains reflect authority, his villages appear as places of soulful refuge and throughout all there is a collective grace.
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Avery Fleeman captures various chemical reactions on paper surfaces, balancing certainty and the unknown as the foundation of her work. She creates her own rendered dyes from foraged materials and reacts those dyes with various household chemicals, yielding an unexpected color pallet and unique textures. Once the chemical reactions have been transcribed onto the surface of the paper, her maximalist surfaces are then reconstructed into simple geometric patterns. Through the regimented, precise, repetitive, finite, involved process of measuring, cutting, and pasting, she brings control to chaos. The geometric patterns throughout her work bring order to each piece, while maintaining the integrity of her disordered process. As soon as order begins to take form, oftentimes pattern is disrupted, reintroducing idiosyncrasy.
Fox, Katy Ann
Katy Ann Fox wanders through the West witnessing windblown mountains and sunlight to gather emotion and imagery for her landscape paintings. Her oil paintings host a feeling of peace and respect for her subject as she focuses on texture and color harmony. She grew up in northern Idaho, moved to San Francisco, California for her Masters in Fine Art degree at the Academy of Art University and now makes her art in the town of Jackson, Wyoming. In addition to painting she does woodblock printing and hand-thrown pottery and some sewing. Her work can be seen on the Jackson Hole Still Works Great Grey Gin label sold around the nation.
Oil & Charcoal
Christy's preferred mediums are oil and charcoal. Her body of work continues to evolve and the subject matter primarily consists of figures or portraits. More recently, she has been drawn to paint from life whether it is a landscape or still life. She is a member of Teton Arts, Art Association of Jackson Hole, The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, American Impressionist Society, American Women Artists, Laguna Plein Air Painter, and the Portrait Society of America.
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My emphasis is on plein air which may or may not be developed in the studio. Landscape subjects include the Grand Teton National Park, the Wasatch Mountains of Northern Utah and the Utah desert
I started painting at the same time I started architecture school, in 1955. Over the years I have found the two activities to have a beneficial, symbiotic connection. The discipline required for the practice of architecture, where everything you do has to be correct, brings care and craftsmanship to the painting. In turn, the expressiveness that is so important to painting adds life to the architecture. As connected as the two activities are, painting provides me with an escape to a personal vision that is all mine. In the beginning, architecture informed much of my painting. Increasingly, the painting has taken off into more romantic realms.
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A Wyoming native, raised in Sheridan, Wyoming, Hawkins has lived in Cheyenne, Wyoming for 20+ years. Denise’s artistic journey over the last 10 years has been the result of a near-death health crisis, and her recovery from that crisis. As a result of her health challenge, her very outdoor-active lifestyle was curtailed for a time. She picked up her camera as a way to be able to get outside again and validate a yearning for artistic expression, as well as compensate for the activities she was no longer able to do while recovering.
Denise’s current photographic style, centered around landscapes, nature, and often abandoned architecture, is based on an emotional response to visual composition. A unique weather condition that changes the landscape, an animal in a unique setting or responding to its environment in an unexpected way, or an undisturbed abandoned structure or vehicle are the compositions that interest her most. Accentuated with natural lighting, timing, and strong compositional values, these scenes and snippets of time are made permanent. Denise is also especially drawn to patterns, symmetry, and line elements.
Her work is varied in subject but singular in its goal of depicting the harsh beauty as well as the fascinating decay of common and uncommon sights and sites in the Western United States. Denise’s travels and explorations frequently take her around the states of Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, and western Nebraska.
Denise earned an Associate of Arts degree in Fine Art and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Drafting at Sheridan College in Sheridan, Wyoming. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Regis University in Denver, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
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S. Howell Studios
"The beauty of the natural world inspires me to co-create with the earth. Traditional metalsmithing techniques including sawing, forming, soldering, stone setting, and lost wax casting allow me to transform silver, gold and gemstones into wearable works of art. Each piece is handcrafted with recycled metals and sustainable practices. The intention of my jewelry is to inspire the wearer to slow down and approach even the most ordinary moments with a sense of wonder."
Paintings in oil on canvas.
A Wyoming-based artist with solo exhibitions in San Francisco and London, and group shows in Jackson at the Center for the Arts.
Gabriel López is a self-taught wildlife artist. Originally from Mexico where he obtained both a BA and MA in Education. After moving to the USA and working as a Spanish teacher he went back to college to get an Art Endorsement to keep creating and sharing his knowledge with his students. His love for art started since his childhood and art was his favorite subject in school. After that he spend most of his free time experimenting with different mediums until he found the power of oil paints. As a self-taught artist, Gabriel spent a lot of time reading about different oil techniques and art history. In his work you will notice a mix of different styles from realistic to abstract wildlife. The bold colors and texture in his paintings brings the emotions to life.
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Jess Keil is a Montana native who recently moved to Jackson Hole from Salt Lake City. Working with primarily acrylics, she love to create with bold colors and a unique style, capturing her undeniable zest for life's adventure, paired with her eclectic enthusiam for art. She has spent the last several years teaching acrylic painting and airbrush classes, and is excited to be a part of the Jackson Hole art community.
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Laurie was born in Ohio and moved to Wyoming at the age of sixteen with her parents, finishing high school in Pinedale. To soften the blow of such a drastic move in her teenage years, her father promised her a horse, a promise that he kept shortly after the move. She has been enjoying horses and Wyoming ever since. For years, her family’s favorite summer pastime was horse packing into the Bridger Wilderness for week-long camping trips. After her daughters were raised, she began focusing full time on her passion for painting the Wyoming landscapes & wildlife that she enjoyed in her travels Since 2013, she has split her time between Jackson & Pinedale, although Pinedale holds her heart. When in Jackson, she joins the Teton Plein Air Painters on their weekly painting excursions. Painting “en plein air” is her preference whenever possible, and oil is her current medium of choice. As well as painting en plein air, she enjoys painting wildlife & still life in the studio. She feels an inner peace when working on one of her paintings, a peace that she hopes extends to the viewer. Laurie is a member of Oil Painters of America, Teton Plein Air Painters, Art Association of Jackson Hole, Sublette County Mixed Media, and a member & past president of the Wyoming Artists’ Association.
Landscapes and occasional florals
Organizations: Art Association Jackson, TPAP, Scotch and Watercolor Society, Casper.
"I've always had a desire to create, an artistic affinity for creativity. My career and life's work has been as a commercial and graphic artist. Thirty years with the Jackson Hole News, along with a continuing deep connection to Nature, have been important parts of my life, allowing me varied opportunities for creative expression.
My connection with the Art Association developed over many years and venues, starting when I taught pottery in the basement at Bean Hill. I’ve enjoyed the Plein Air group as an opportunity for camaraderie with like-minded friends and to explore and enjoy the intricacies of our environment. I continue to gain a deeper understanding of our surroundings through meticulous observations of landscape and plant- life. As I work with colors, shapes, seasonal rhythms, and interactions, my drawings provide me with appreciation, memories and better understanding of the beauty of the world around me."
Sometimes it seems I was born with a crayon in my hand, a life-long doodler and book-margin illuminator. Pen-and-ink drawing was my first fine-art love, and later I expanded into woodcut, ink wash and sumi-e. After retiring from my day job in 2010 bravery struck and I began to tackle color. They tell you to hone your painting skills before attempting watercolor, but I began with watercolor and for most of a decade that was nearly all I did. I still find it addictive, loving that transparency one can achieve, but I have come to appreciate the flexibility, durability and intensity oil and acrylic paints as well. For me, painting is therapy.
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Paintings, Murals, Drawings, Photography, Sculpture
I was born and raised in France and studied art first in high school then at “L’Ecole des Beaux Arts” in Grenoble. I went on to Grenoble’s University and obtained a “Maîtrise” in Art History. I moved to Jackson, Wyoming in 1995, and started painting again in 1997. The Western culture, wildlife and landscape of the area became a great source of inspiration. I published a poster and note cards about the Wyoming symbol: the famous cowboy Stub Farlow riding his bronco. I presented it in a grid, added bright colors and a variation in each frame. I then painted a series of 13 Bison and a series of cowgirls. I went to rodeo grounds, Pow-wows, watched wildlife. My inspiration comes from direct observation.
I like to stylize my subjects, use vibrant colors or gold backgrounds to transform my subjects into icons or symbols. I believe colors, like music, create a language of rhythms and vibrant melodies.
Mona Monroe received a BA with a major in printmaking from Goddard College in Plainfield, VT and also studied painting at the Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, PA. In a practice that spans many years she has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions. She has been accepted into the Wyoming Governor’s Capital Art Exhibition for several years and received artist residencies at the Jentel Foundation in Banner, WY, Hypathia-In-The Woods in Shelton, WA. and the Centrum Foundation in Pt. Townsend, WA. She was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2021 Wyoming Arts Council Fellowships. Her work is in private and public collections in the United States as well as abroad.
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Pen & ink
Artist's Statement: I strive to reveal through my artwork the beauty, spirit, and soul of each animal or special scene portrayed. My wish is that my art will inspire others who view my paintings to find their own spiritual connection with animals and nature! Realism is my style, but on occasion I like to try new approaches, especially when portraying the intricacy of natures’s patterns in my Pen & Ink drawings. I use direct experiences in nature and taking photos for my reference, which means I spend delightful time outdoors capturing scenes, wildlife, magical feelings of the places I explore! Since I love to work in several mediums, I have options to choose a particular one to best express my idea.
Professional Associations: Pastel Society of America Oil Painters of America Women Artists Of the West Teton Plein Air Painters Jackson Art Association Susan Kathleen Black Foundation
Watercolor, ink & pencil
Annie Newcomb has a B.A. in Art and English. She hand built clay for thirty some years and was part of a few shows and sold in galleries and shops. Now she primarily works in watercolor, ink and pencil. Annie finds color fascinating, as well as design. A painting is a painting, it stands in its own right.
Landscapes, animals, flowers
Alex Rienzie is a Jackson-based artist creating generative art for national parks. His first collection is the Yellowstone Firepit Crew, a series of 1,018 wildlife portraits, each tied to 10 real animals in the Park. Each portrait was programmatically generated from roughly 70 traits and minted as an NFT on the Polygon blockchain.
Alex moved from New York to Jackson in 2020 out of a passion for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. At least 20% of gross profits from his first collection will be donated to nonprofits supporting the Park.
Tools employed to create the generative art: Adobe Illustrator / Photoshop, Excel / CSVs, Python scripts, Solidity / Remix / Hardhat to deploy blockchain programs and IPFS / Filecoin for decentralized storage of images / traits.
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Schacht, Shannon Marie
Original Acrylic Paintings
Shannon Marie Schacht is a self-taught professional wildlife artist. Originally from Maine, Shannon now resides in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming where her creativity is inspired daily by the natural surroundings. The best way to describe her style is contemporary realism with dramatic, yet intimate compositions. These are not your typical wildlife paintings. She has the ability and a gift of conveying the personality of the animals that is instantly recognizable and endearing to her collectors. Shannon’s artwork reflects her deep connection with animals, and she works hard at creating these visions with each brush stroke.
Painting, sculpture & jewelry
Ryan lives in northern Teton County where he paints, creates sculpture, and jewelry. He thinks that art is a way to contribute to our contemporary social/political conversations without having to use words per se, it can be a more visceral emotional way to communicate. His artwork is a contribution to these conversations as well as a personal expression of aesthetics and perspective.
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Painting & Drawing in oils and graphite
"Give me a high quality photo and I can make you a painting or drawing."
Watercolor & Acrylic, en plein air
“As an Idaho native, I have always been blessed with nature’s abundance and pioneer heritage. Teton Valley has been home for nearly four decades, and its special places continue to drive my work.”
Unfried, Amy Bright
Amy Bright Unfried's work began with traditional realistic human figures; later evolutions included abstract unique bronze sculptures derived from knitting and crochet, as well using crochet to make small bronze boxes. Her work has been exhibited widely since 1991 in galleries and museums across the country and has won many awards.
Current Professional Associations: Art Association of Jackson Hole, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club (NYC-past president), National Association of Women Artists (NYC)
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The images that I paint are meant to be statement pieces. A bold, bright, adaptation of a single subject. The theme of my work stays relatively in the realm of her life in the American west. My style can best be described as modern western portraiture with a pixelated twist, an influence stemming from my work in, and studies of, graphic design. My use of negative space and shadow blocking is done specifically to emphasize the subject matter. The medium is acrylic paint portrayed on wooden canvas, finished with a poured epoxy resin.
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