Water-Centric Art on Canvas

We may live among mountains, but the allure of getting wet springs eternal

We begin afloat and then in a moment, at birth, we become air breathers. That transition is a daily miracle that I do think explains our affinity for tubs and pools and lakes and oceans. They can be calm and soothing and at the same time turbulent, but the energy of water is almost always life-affirming. Riding a great wave? C’mon. Looking up at the sky on an embarrassing pool floatie? Perfection. If water is in the equation, the sum is joy. So too, water offers great pleasure on a canvas. Among the artists that follow are a surfer (male), a sailor (female) and two Boulder-based lovers of the sea.

Art Dinghy Copy

Linda Lowry has been a professional artist and art professor living in Boulder for almost four decades. Her work covers subjects from classic Colorado buildings to portraits to nature-inspired prints. “Dinghy,” 36″ x 36″, $3,900 framed.

Art Wave Copy

Andy Lacy has lived his adult life in Louisville, Colorado, but he’s a California boy at heart who still surfs the world. This is “Wave Series #3,” 12″ x 24″, oil on canvas, $750.

“I’ve spent so much of my life floating around. I never tire of the water or the wave.”

–– Andy Lacy

Art Cool Plunge Copy

Jennifer Hohlfelder just completed “People and Places,“ a solo show at the Museum of Boulder. Her pool and beach paintings work anywhere on land. “Cool Plunge,” 24″ x 20″, has been sold, but Hohlfelder is constantly drawing ladies by the sea and accepts commissions starting at $1,500.

Art Wetlands Copy

Emma Garschagen is an abstract artist and sailor with a “land base” in Boulder, Colorado. This is “Wandering Wetlands,” 42″ x 48″, acrylic on canvas, $2,000.

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