Jan Goldman
Featured Artist February 18th - April 1, 2017

Opening Reception - Saturday, February 18, 4 pm to 6 pm

As a child, art was my world. And throughout college at the University of Colorado, I continued to explore creativity with the medium of silkscreen printing and photographic process. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a Liberal Arts Degree, my endeavors became less artistic and more business oriented until moving to Durango over a decade ago. I combined two newly discovered passions - exploring the beauty of the rugged Four Corners while hiking, and discovering the intensity of pastels. A great combination!

It is my joy as an artist to transport the viewer into a magnified vision ofmy natural world, a place where color is often pushed to create fantasy realism. To intensify the moment, I like to create a vibrancy not often found in nature. The tactile energy of pastels allows me to be bold and gestural with my strokes by building up and then reducing layers of color.

My paintings are created either in plein air or in the studio from photographs taken trailside throughout the area. My goal for the viewer is to experience a "road less traveled".

I show regularly in local, regional and national juried shows. Numerous honors include several Jurors' Choice Awards, First Place Awards for Pastel, Durango Area Tourism Office featured artist and a purchase award for the permanent art collection of San Juan College in Farmington, NM.


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