Gold Ticket Club and Summit Film Society Members ONLY:
Tuesday, May 1 from 5:30pm – 7pm: Meet N Greet with Dena Peterson at the Tin Shop in the Arts District.
Light hors d’oeuvres and adult refreshments (red and white wine and maybe some prosecco) will be served. Dena will introduce herself and talk about her process of creating paintings for LOVING VINCENT while displaying some of her paintings. Then the floor will be open for a Q & A session.
Link to Dena’s website: https://denapaints.com/
Link to BCA’s Artist in Residence page for Dena (her visit dates are Apr 23 – May 20): http://www.breckcreate.org/artists-in-residence/dena-peterson/
About the Artist:
Currently living in Colorado Springs, Dena was honored to be selected as one of 120 international artists out of 5000 applicants for the film, “Loving Vincent”, truly a labor of love and tribute to the life and struggles of Van Gogh as told through his paintings.
“As artists, many of us can relate to Van Gogh’s struggles, which is why his life strikes such an emotional chord with us.”
Dena’s small-town roots prompted one of her art professors to comment that her work expresses a love of intimate, quiet, and peaceful spaces. She enjoys the richness and texture of painting with oils, both en plein air, and in her Colorado Springs studio.
“For me, painting is not about copying reality. I want to paint with passion to evoke emotion.”
An award-winning artist, Dena’s paintings have been exhibited in regional, national, and international shows, such as Birds in Art at the Leigh-Yawkey Woodson Museum and national traveling show. She received her training at the Loveland Academy of Fine Arts, the Art Students League of Denver, and the Scottsdale Artists School, where she was selected for the prestigious Wade Fairchild Memorial Scholarship.
She was invited to be an opening night speaker about her work on “Loving Vincent” at the Plein Air Convention and Expo 2017 in San Diego, CA, sponsored by Eric Rhoads, publisher of Plein-Air Magazine and Fine Art Connoisseur. Watch for her soon-to-be-released DVD on how to paint like Van Gogh.
Among her teachers and mentors are Kevin MacPherson, Kevin Weckbach, and Jay Moore. She is a signature member of The American Impressionist Society and Women Artists of the West and Associate Member of Oil Painters of America and Plein Air Artists Colorado.
Dena is represented by Hunter-Wolff Gallery in Colorado Springs. She also enjoys inspiring others through teaching.