Autumn in Colorado

It is gorgeous in Colorado this fall and I thought to share a few images of the land inspiring and infusing the new jewelry designs from our daily walks.

Happy Halloween and here's sending warmth on the cool days!

xx

Crystal

Autumn in Durango Colorado, picture by Crystal Hartman

Autumn in Durango Colorado, picture by Crystal Hartman

Willowtail Nature Preserve and Artist Residency in Mancos Colorado

Willowtail Nature Preserve and Artist Residency in Mancos Colorado

Pollinators and Willowtail Springs

With the generous support of the Durango Arts Center and Willowtail Springs, I write you from a cabin surrounded by flourishing meadows, cedars, sage, cacti and wild honeybees!  I am diving into studies of pollination and pollinators for a series of drawings, paintings and jewels to help share their story. Please join us on April 11that Studio Colfax, Denver Colorado during the opening reception for an exhibition of this work and further studies on fertility and life... I guarantee a very fine time!

Studio Colfax - 2418 East Colfax, Denver Co. 80206
(my work will be featured throughout April, you can visit most days from 11:00-7:00)

WillowTail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center - willowtailsprings.com
Durango Arts Center - durangoarts.org
** check it out, my work is featured in the DAC online exhibition this month!  Curated by Elsa Jagniecki  ...here

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Image from inside the studio at Willowtail Springs Artist Residency 

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Outside the studio and beside the lake at Willowtail Springs... Oh so beautiful!  

xoxo

Crystal  

Willowtail Springs and Honeybees

In five days it will be an honor to head to Willowtail Springs as an artist in residence sponsored by the Durango Arts Center! I am so grateful for this opportunity!  

While in residence I will study pollinators and work on a series of drawings -detailed studies of the honeybee, representational paintings of fertility and the human condition.  Stay posted for illustrations, bees in art and updates from Willowtail Springs! 

xx

Crystal

Becoming . Ink Drawing of a Honeybee Swarm by Crystal Hartman  *Prints Available early April, 2015  Image Copyright Crystal Hartman, 2015

Becoming . Ink Drawing of a Honeybee Swarm by Crystal Hartman

*Prints Available early April, 2015

Image Copyright Crystal Hartman, 2015

Willowtail Springs: http://www.willowtailsprings.com

Durango Arts Center:  http://durangoarts.org