artists of interest

Betsy Ashton

“I’ve been sketching everything in sight since I was old enough to hold a pencil, but the thing I wanted to sketch the most has always been people. When bored in school I would invariably wind up sketching the teacher. ‘Betsy! What are you doing? Bring that up here!’ she […]

Sharon Sprung

“My paintings are a carefully observed negotiation, manipulated layer upon layer in order to create a work of art as equivalent as possible to the complexity of real life. They are an attempt to control the almost uncontrollable substance that is oil paint, and the equally untamable expression of the […]

Dot Bunn

ARTIST’S STATEMENT Surely the gift of being creative is a wonderful thing but talent comes from hard work and discipline. The final painting that leaves my easel has a carefully designed structure that guides my choices throughout the process. Design is my starting point and many of my paintings had […]

Scott L. Christensen

Largely self-taught, Scott L. Christensen came to art via a circuitous route. He grew up in Lander, Wyoming, a place of extreme geography and wild beauty. There his aesthetic developed. It was not until college, however, that he would recognize nature as his muse. The shift was precipitated by a […]

David Kassan

Raw, poignant and profoundly honest, David Jon Kassan’s work aesthetically captures humanity in its true form. As an artist, Kassan acts as an empathetic intermediary between the subject he portrays and the viewer. More than simply replicating his subjects Kassan seeks to understand them. He seeks to capture the essence […]

Sam Scott: Still Lifes

Sam Scott: Still Lifes, a showing of primarily oil paintings along with select watercolors is currently on view at the William Havu Gallery, 1040 Cherokee St, Denver, CO through June 17, 2017.   “Painters, like gypsies and sailors are in love with longing. They seek that which is missing. Like gypsies and […]

Casey Childs

“My work as a whole encompasses an exploration of the human experience. My interest in the people around me comes from the idea that we look at people every day, but we never really stop to SEE them. In every painting I strive to capture the beauty, variations and complexities […]

Abbey Ryan

“I began painting sixteen years ago. In 2007, I started making daily paintings for my blog. Each painting is a meditation on the present moment. My paintings have been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine‘s “Women Who Make Beautiful Things,” Seth Godin’s Linchpin: Are You Indispensible?, FOX’s Good Day Philadelphia, […]