Holiday Gift offer from the Gunnison Arts Center

Artwork is a gift that transcends “stuff.”  Artwork comes from the heART and spirit of an artist.

My work reflects my fascination and understanding of value and color.  I am fascinated by the relationship between light and shadow on natural forms, particularly horses andFullSizeRender flowers. I believe if you get the values and shapes correct, any beautiful color will look compelling, even a purple horse. I seek fresh, unexpected color mixtures through the spontaneity of wet paint mixing on wet paper. I strive for a sense of mystery and narration in each painting, allowing viewers to discover personal meanings in my work. As a retired art educator, I have taught the gamut of media, styles, and subjects, giving me the strong range I draw upon today when creating my watercolor and mixed media compositions.

This holiday season I am offering a special gift for collectors of my work.  Followers of smaCheri Isgreen Fine Art know that I travel extensively with my sketch materials, capturing my visits in pen, ink, and watercolor.  Based on the favorable response I have received from my travel sketches, I offer 8.5” x 6.5” oak-framed prints from my travels.  I’d like to offer you the opportunity to own one of my travel prints. 

Purchase a framed painting this holiday season from the Gunnison Arts Center or from the gallery pages of this site and receive a complimentary framed travel print.  Prints range from travel in Mexico, Utah Canyonlands, Texas Hill Country, and colorful Colorado.  Visit the Gunnison Arts Center at 102 South Main Street, Gunnison, Colorado 81230, or click on the following link  ONLINE GALLERY.

Please bring the following certificate to the Gunnison Arts Center to purchase a painting and choose a travel print……or shop online by filling out the form from the gallery link:  ONLINE GALLERY

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Use the following link to print your certificate:  PRINT CERTIFICATE

Art & Chocolate Walk, Palisade, NOV. 28, 2015

Art & Chocolate at the Blue Pig Gallery, Palisade, CO
Art & Chocolate at the Blue Pig Gallery, Palisade, CO

Art and Chocolate Walk

Location: The Blue Pig Gallery, Palisade
3rd and Main
Palisade Colorado 81526


Palisade stores and vendors are all open and offering free chocolate to everyone all day. Get your card punched at each vendor, turn in your card at your last stop and be entered into a drawing for a big basket of goodies, filled with art, chocolate and many other wonderful things. The event starts at 10:30 am and lasts until 5 pm. Be sure to drop by the Blue Pig Gallery first.  The Blue Pig has a reputation for the best chocolate in town, along with a large variety of fine art and gifts for holiday shopping.

From top:  "Conversano Mima," "Riding for Rain," "Spring Glade," "Tree Frog," "A Pause in the Day's Occupation"
From top: “Conversano Mima,” “Riding for Rain,” “Spring Glade,” “Tree Frog,” “A Pause in the Day’s Occupation”

For the Chocolate Walk, I have been busy creating mixed media collages.  For this series, I chose a variety subjects, based on my original watercolors, which I  printed on Reeves paper.  The prints were then mounted on 7″ black square substrate.  I decorated each square with metallic inks, acrylic paints, and finished each with unique found objects.  All collages retail for $40.

Today I hung a new collection of framed watercolors featuring both equine subjects and landscapes.  I also have a wide variety of greeting cards, Christmas cards, journals with half-tone images from my pencil studies of horses, small “found-objects” horse sculptures, origami ornaments,  and monoprints.  Get started on your holiday shopping at this fun event!   If  you come the following day, Sunday, November 29th,  I’ll see you there.  Mention this post, and I’ll share some chocolate with you.

From now through the end of the year, purchase any of my framed artworks at the Blue Pig, Redstone Art Gallery, Gunnison Arts Center, Backstreet Bagels, my home studio, or from this website, and receive 20% off.  To order from the web, use the Gallery pulldown menu above.  You will find separate galleries for horses, landscapes, etc.    To redeem your 20% discount, scroll to the bottom of this post.  Select and drag the certificate to your desktop.  Print the certificate, fill it out, and bring it to any of the galleries mentioned above.


Print this certificate and present at any gallery mentioned above.

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