Looking for a certain style of painting? Remember chatting with an artist while they painted up in Grand Teton National Park? Check here for artist members of the Art Association. From landscape painters and textilist to ceramists and sculptors, find artists in Jackson Hole here and check out current gallery exhibits.
The Artist Directory is a benefit offered to Art Association members and it is constantly growing. Check back for new additions, and if you don’t see your favorites yet, more are being added frequently.
Peter Alemis, a native of Illinois, fell in love with Wyoming after visiting Jackson for the summer. He intends to spend more time in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, photographing the beautiful and majestic scenery.
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.
Dowd House Studios
Dowd House Studios combines the artwork of Sam and Jenny Dowd. Trained in ceramics both are potters and sculptors. Sam finds inspiration in the quirky forms of nature while Jenny seeks to distill the complexities of society into lines and patterns.
Why the name Dowd House Studios? Well, the Dowd House is also a studio. The garage is a ceramic and welding studio and at any time the rest of the house can be used for a multitude of other projects. Sam and Jenny live with their art and by making quirky pottery they hope to bring enjoyment to your everyday rituals.
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.
PO Box 543
3375 Aster Lane
Teton Village WY 83025
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.
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, TPAT, Scotch and Watercolor Society, Casper.
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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Unique clothing designs and other way cool stuff
Paintings, Murals, Drawings, Photography, Sculpture
Colors have always fascinated me. I love the way they interact with each other, creating dramatic “colorscapes”, changing the meaning of known shapes. I love their subtleties and intensities and the dialogues they suggest. I listen. Looking at my surrounding I imagine a world beyond our visual limitations. Microscopes have helped us see the amazing colors and shapes that our naked eyes can’t see. What if…A horse were blue? Would I change the color of the sky above it? I study the interactions of colors with shapes, colors with medium. I alter or change them like a chess player moves a chess piece on the board, trying to maintain balance yet pushing their boundaries. 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. The subject of my thesis was California artist Wayne Thiebaud’s cityscapes and landscapes. Mr. Thiebaud’s vision of the world and his use of colors became a great source of inspiration. I met with him twice. Living in the Alps I became a climber and a mountaineer and my passion for the mountains became stronger than my desire to paint. I dedicated two decades of my life to exploring them. I wrote about them, drew them and photographed them. 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.
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
I have a B.A. in Art and English.I hand built clay for thirty some years and was part of a few shows and sold in galleries and shops. Now I primarily work in water, ink and pencil. Color is fascinating, as is design. A painting is a painting, it stands in its own right.
Landscapes, animals, flowers
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 & 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.”