Landscape Paintings in Oil and Pastel

Artist's Statement

My passion is to create. My journey as a painter is to use the energy I feel and transfer it though my painting medium. My view of the landscape in fleeting and peripheral glimpses is translated in broad patches of color and streaming light, scribbles of reflections, twigs and grasses and winking wildflowers. I'm in a constantly evolving process of learning to see more and differently and of the tactile joys of drawing and painting.

While viewing my online gallery, click each thumbnail to enlarge the image and read the title, size, availability... this is also where you will see any supplemental images that have been uploaded. These supplemental images include photos of the setup/scene and often the painting in progress~ when I remember to stop and take photos as I'm painting!

Many of my paintings are done en plein air. I love the challenge of finding plein air locations and of painting outdoors. I believe that plein air paintings have a special spontaneity, character and beauty to them.

Associates in Art/Advertising Design, The Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
Coursework at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Colorado
Studied with widely known artists including Bob Rohm, Richard McKinley, Skip Whitcomb, Kevin MacPherson, Jane Christie, Stan Sperlak, Tony Allain, Dave Santillanes and Marla Baggetta.

2nd Place, "Mystical, Blossoms, Sunbursts", 2022 PSC Signature Member Show, Judge Desmond O'Hagan
Holbein Award, "Silent", 2022 PSC Mile High International Pastel Exhibition, Judge Christine Debrosky
Lorenzo Chavez Award, "Aspens Reaching Up", 2021 PSC Member Show, Judge Mike Ray
4th Place, "Save the Bees", 2021 Dakota Pastels Show, Judge Marla Baggetta
2nd Place, "Sunlit Aspens", 2019 PSC Small Works Show, Judge Jeanne Rosier Smith
Terry Ludwig Award, "Magical Meadow", 2018 PSC Small Works Show, Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder, Judge Dave Santillanes.
Best Oil Painting, "Trading Post", 2017 35th Annual Western Spirit Show, Cheyenne, WY, team of judges. Chosen finalist from exhibit of 70 oil paintings.
2nd Place, "A Gentle Breeze, Rebirth, Time to Reflect", 2017 PSC Signature Member Show, Judge Clive Tyler
Top 15 Finalist, "Looking Up!", 2017 PSC Fundraising Calendar, Judge Dennis Rhoades
Top 15 Finalist, "Mt Princeton Golden Hour", 2018 PSC Fundraising Calendar, Judge Jane Christie
Honorable Mention, "Looking Up!", 2016 PSC Member Show, Judge Bruce Gomez
Honorable Mention, "Afternoon Light", 2016 PSC Small Works Show, Judge Mike Beeman
Best of Show, "Taking a Dip with Mama", 2017 Art of the Egg, Judges EAA

Juried Exhibitions
1 of 20 artists selected to participate in the Central City Plein Air Festival 2018
Higbee Gallery, 6" Squared (7th Annual: 2016)
CAE Member's Show (2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016)
Colorado En Plein Air, Center for the Arts Evergreen (Jan-Feb 2015)
Dakota Pastels Quarterly Exhibitions
EAA Member's Show at the Main Street Gallery (2012, 2014)
EAA "Water" Show at the Main Street Gallery (2014)
EAA Colorado Open at the Main Street Gallery (2014, 2015)
EAA Spring Show at Bit Factory (2016)
GTMD Colorado Plein Air Show, Denver Public Library (2014, 2015)
Jeffco In Plein Site Event and Show (2016)
PAAC Annual Show (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Pastel Society of Colorado Online Show, "Illuminated" (2017), "Horizons" (2018), "Chroma" (2019), "Visions" (2020), "That's Amore" (2021)
Pastel Society of Colorado Small Works Shows: 2015, 2016, 2018, 2020
Pastel Society of Colorado Mile High International Show (2013, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
Pastel Society of New Mexico National Show (2013, 2014)
Plein Air Salon (4th Annual: Aug/Sept, 5th Annual: Dec/Jan and Feb/March)
UART 2016 Online Show (2016)
Western Spirit Art Show, Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)

Other Exhibitions
Evergreen Open Door Studios Tour, Artist and Tour Coordinator (2009-2022)
Denver Botanic Gardens, Chatfield Farms, Lavender Festival (2018)
Pastel Society of Colorado Signature Members Show (2015, 2017, 2020, 2022)
PSC Member Show (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
Purple Raven Artists Holiday Show, Bit Factory (December 2016)
Purple Raven Artists Spring Show, Evergreen, CO (May 2017)
Purple Raven Artists Fall Show, Outnumbered Gallery, Littleton, CO (August 2017)
Purple Raven Artists Summer Exhibition at Center for the Arts Evergreen (July 2018) "Landscapes Envisioned" at Sol Shine, Denver Hi-Lo (March 2017)
2 Artist Show: Art Design & Dine at the Nagle Warren Mansion in Cheyenne, WY (Nov 2013)
3 Artist Show: Solid Grounds in Littleton, CO (Feb 2014)
Inspired Art (2012-2013)
Steele Foundation Art Bash (6 years)
A Call to Art: Art for the Mountain Community (2013-2017)
CAE 120 for $120 (2010-2020)
Evergreen National Bank Quarterly Show (2010-2022)
Solo Show titled "Nature in Bloom" at the Humphrey Museum, Evergreen, CO (June 2014)
Summer Art Market, Denver, CO (June 2014)
Alliance Artists of Evergreen/"Eclectic Harmony" at the Lakewood Cultural Center (Jan-March 2015)
Alliance Artists of Evergreen/Pop-Up Gallery, Evergreen, CO (2014-2015)

Honors and Publicity
Artist in Residence at Rocky Mountain Academy Evergreen, CO (2009)
Published in SW Art Magazine Preview Show Editorial 2014 and 2015, artwork selected to represent Open Door Studios Tour (September issues)
Published in SW Art Magazine, October 2015, Selected for editorial in the Women In Art section
Published in PSC 2017 Fundraising Calendar ("Looking Up!", Pastel)
Published in PSC 2018 Fundraising Calendar ("Mt Princeton Golden Hour", Pastel)© 2015 Jeannette Stutzman