About the Artist

"As an artist, it's up to me to find my own way in the world!"

How to describe Madison's Art: 
Colorful, fun, expressive, abstract! 
That's how I, a lifelong Eagle County resident, describes my artwork...
First, I practice with a variety of mediums to start, these mediums range from colored marker, colored pencil, watercolor, and oil pastel. But my final finished pieces are always made with acrylic or oil paint, either canvas or cut wood.

What does art mean to you?
Art, to me, is about expression, fun and play. I believe we are all born artists; it is just a matter of showing your creative side to others. I think so many people are afraid of what others may think. 
Art is the lens into the human spirit. Celebrate your creative side; don't hide it.

When did you want to become an artist?
I believe everyone is born as a creative spirit, if you are human, but we each grow up and follow our own paths. I have always been into creating art since I can remember. I received my bachelors in Studio Art in 2008, and I recieved my masters in Painting in December 2011. Now I am so happy I decided to follow my passion for the arts, in particular for painting, I'm truly living my dream.

I am currently painting a new series of colorful abstract mountain landscapes in a variety of sizes, all acrylic on stretched canvas. My current work shown up-to-date on this website. 

What inspires you to create? What sort of mood do you have to be in?
The environment around me inspires me to paint, it doesn't matter if I'm in nature or a city. I enjoy recreating the many textures and shapes found in the world we live in. I am always in the mood to paint. Art is an obsession for me, but better; it's my passion. The Vail Valley, where I currently reside and spent a majority of my life, is a very inspiring place of beauty for me. The Mystic Aspen trees found here in Colorado I am very drawn to. When I am not working on my painting, I work for the public schools, and I also enjoy skiing and hiking on my free time.

Why did you choose the medium that you work with, or did it choose you? 
The mediums I like to work with are all about color...
I like to use paint more than other mediums, because paint works the bests to get the result I like. I enjoy acrylic paint because of the fast drying time. I love mixing my own colors and layering them. I also like to use oil pastels, colored markers, colored pencils and watercolor to practice with or play with before I start my final work. I am working on a new series of large and small colorful mountain landscape paintings. These current paintings are all about representing that dream, the impression left in your mind of a place you have visited. The Colorado mountain landscape that I live in inspires me to paint any time of year, or any time of day. So the mediums I choose aid my ability to capture my dream. 


Have a happy life! 

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