Chula Beauregard – Late Winter Solace – , 24 x 22

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Dimensions 24 x 22 in

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“The Western experience is one of contradictions as we navigate between modern progress and pure wildness.  Geographically rooted in the West, I use my art work to find a balance between these forces. In subject matter, I prefer to focus on Nature’s gifts. In artistic process, however, I intend to bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary.  Using the classical approach, I apply the tools that have been tried and tested through the centuries: patterns of light and dark, color harmonies, and techniques to create illusions of space.  However, I find the modern approach to lend the freedom I need to express the intuitive sense of place: color fields, expressive mark layering, and textures that unite the painted surface. I honor the infinite Beauty of this land, while striving to lend a relevant voice in these modern times.”    
Chula Beauregard is an award-winning artist, born and raised in the mountains of Colorado.  After graduating cum laude as a Studio Art major from Whitman College, she served for two years in Gabon, Central Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer.  Later, she earned her Master’s in Education to teach Fine Art.  In 2008, she began her professional painting career in her hometown of Steamboat Springs, CO.  When she is not in the studio, she wanders the West with her family of two boys and adventure-loving husband.  She is represented by Horton Fine Art (Beaver Creek, CO).
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. ~ John Muir

Exhibitions & Events
• Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibit, St. George, UT, Nov 2017

• American Women Artists National Exhibit, Tucson, AZ, Nov 2017

• Imagining the West, Steamboat Art Museum Invitational Exhibit, Dec 2017

• Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibit, Scottsdale, AZ, Nov 2016

• Southwest Art Magazine, “Artist to Watch” October, 2016

• Plein Air Artists of Colorado Annual Exhibit, Boulder, CO, Sept 2016, Sept 2017

• Steamboat Art Museum Plein Air Event, June 2016, 1st Place, Sept 2015, 1st Place

• Governor’s Art Show, Loveland, CO, April 2016

• Western Spirit Art Show, Cheyenne, WY, March 2012, 2016

• Mountain Oyster Club Art Show, Tucson, AZ, November 2015

• American Impressionist Society Annual Juried Exhibit, October 2014, October 2015 

• Raw Hide and Spurs Exhibit, Mountain Trails Gallery, Santa Fe, NM July 2015, 2nd Place

• 2015 recipient of the Oil Painters of America Shirl Smithson Scholarship

Experience
       • Oil Painter and workshop instructor, 1997-present
       • Professional Muralist, 1997-present
       • Public School Fine Arts teacher, 2004-2008
       • Steamboat Art Museum, Education Outreach 2013-present
       • P.E.A.C.E. Project Program Director, Steamboat Springs Arts Council, CO 2001-2008
       • Peace Corps Volunteer, Gabon Central Africa, 1998-2001
Education
          Masters in Education, Regis University, CO – 2002-2005
          B.A. cum laude, Studio Art Major, Whitman College, WA – 1993-1997
         Professional Development with Quang Ho, Skip Whitcomb, Jill Carver, and John Fawcett