Main Street Gallery is proud to feature a wide variety of prominent Colorado artists. Their works have been displayed in museums, galleries, private homes and business worldwide. We are constantly updating our artwork, so if you have a question about a specific piece, please be sure to contact us for the most up to date information.
Raised in Glenwood Springs, DEAN BOWLBY started painting in the early ’80s after meeting and studying with Daniel Sprick. He made trips to New York and New Orleans to paint city scenes. His Times Square and Bourbon Street jazz scenes are sought after as collectibles. Nearby Aspen has always been a favorite venue. In more recent trips to Italy, he expanded his repertoire to include busy piazzas, Venetian canals and Roman cityscapes. Parisian street scenes and life in France provided great material for one-man shows after each of Dean’s trips abroad. In England he painted the pubs and streets of London and the quiet villages of the Cotswolds. Fish market scenes from Seattle are familiar to those who have visited the famous Pike Place Market. An avid jazz fan, he frequently paints jazz concerts in his hometown and throughout the Rocky Mountains. Dean is a prolific painter who always delights collectors with the variety and quality of his work.
VICTORIA BROYLES, a local Carbondale artist, specializes landscapes with broad skies and an “old world feel.” She seeks to create work that is timeless, nostalgic, and a window into simpler times. She has been influenced by her grandfather’s artwork, visits at an early age to the National Gallery and other museums, and an extended study of art in Italy. She is also inspired by a broad spectrum of early and contemporary artists, from Vermeer and Sargent, to Daniel Sprick and Adrian Gottlieb. She frequently works on site, paying close attention to color study. Broyles explains that she loves to create paintings that really “capture a moment in time.” In addition to her works at Main Street Gallery, Broyles always welcomes commissions.
STEPHEN C. DATZ was born in Denver and started his career as a student of applied mathematics, only to find that his love of things artistic pulled him in the direction of becoming a painter. At Colorado State University, he enrolled in the arts program where he took numerous figure drawing, design, and illustration courses. He met his wife Andrea at CSU and he soon began to follow her love for the outdoors and leave behind some of the “city dweller” persona of his youth. When Andrea became the manager of a large horse ranch in Carbondale, they moved there and he was afforded the opportunity to concentrate on art. A workshop with Skip Whitcomb, a friend of his fathers’ and an accomplished, successful artist, introduced Stephen to “plein air” painting with oils. He started to paint every day, in all seasons, in all weather and took further workshops with Ned Jacob and Michael Lynch and painted with Dan Young, a friend and local painter in Glenwood Springs . Stephens’ career has recently blossomed and his work has brought him greater notoriety and success in Colorado, Montana and New Mexico, with some national awards and accolades along the way.
Stephen Datz has been one of our most popular artists for about ten years. His selection of subject, increased confidence of brush stroke and decision-making during the process of painting reflect his increasing maturity as an artist to watch. Indeed, Southwest Art magazine featured Stephen in two separate issues’ “Artists to Watch” section. His recent one-man show at our gallery was a huge success with collectors and viewers as well. Stephen C. Datz is a dedicated, prolific artist whose work is varied, always captivating and a pleasure to exhibit in our gallery.
David Erick Ingraham (b. Dec.23, 1950 Philadelphia) has worked exclusively in the field of art since receiving a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art Painting in 1972 from Kutztown U. (Pennsylvania). His admiration for great illustrators like Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth and Edmund Dulac lead him to the publication field. While aiming to illustrate for children’s books, he enjoyed creating editorial and demonstrative illustration in books and magazines for many years. Over the past twenty years, his paintings in oil and watercolor have been collected by private individuals. In 2004, after utilizing his skill in a wide variety of artistic pursuits for thirty years, Ingraham found a renewed energy for a concentration on oil painting. Since 2005, he has been evolving out of using a muted tonalism into a new vibrant glazing technique. He loves the luminous quality of Maxfield Parrish, the drama and design sense of Gustav Klimt and the esprit brush strokes of John Singer Sargent. His large oil landscapes and figure paintings capture this combination beautifully.
Ingraham’s recent paintings showcase his years of accumulated skill in drawing and brushwork beginning with the underpainting. Even after the application of the many layers of overpainting that follow, his goal is to retain a look of effortlessness, a delicate balance between freedom and skill.
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Tammie Lane is an artist that has lived in Aspen, Colorado since 1981. She has made her living as a painter specializing in watercolors for over 25 years. Lane’s pottery and paintings have been exhibited in numerous one man shows, juries reviews, and galleries throughout the United States. Tammie has a BFA in commercial art from Phillips University in Oklahoma. Starting her career with art, Lane worked as an illustrator for Hallmark Cards, Inc. in Kansas City, MO for two years following graduation. In 1981, Lane moved to Aspen and opened Lane Illustration and Design. She worked with many national clients over the years to produce work for children’s books, magazines, posters, and advertising. She presently own and operates Lane Fine Art and is a full time painter and potter.
On a personal note, Tammie plays flute and Irish whistles with The Crowlin’ Ferlies. She also plays with a quartet called Tin Cup. Besides playing flutes and whistles, she enjoys picking some bluegrass banjo with friends on occasion. Summer brings horseback riding with her husband, Kirk, hiking many beautiful trails with her sister who now lives in Aspen, and tinkering in her garden. In the winter, of course there is skiing.
JANE LEE is well known throughout western Colorado for her oil paintings of landscapes and local scenes. Of her work she says that she seeks to capture the natural beauty of her surroundings in order to stir the memories and emotions of her viewers. Dan Sprick, Matt Smith and Dan Young have been strong influences and mentors for Jane.
In extensive travels in Mexico and Italy Jane produced an impressive collection of oil paintings done on site (plein air paintings) and has exhibited those and other oil paintings in an some prestigious shows including: OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICAS – Carmel and Taos, N. M., TUCSON PLEIN AIR COMPETITION, and she was awarded a NATIONAL SHOW AWARD at the SALMAGUNDI CLUB IN New York, one of the oldest art clubs in this country.
Jane has taught classes at Colorado Mountain College and loves every opportunity to teach school-aged children. She lives in Peach Valley, west of Glenwood Springs and continues to paint “slices of life” near her home.
MAIN STREET GALLEY appreciates Jane Lee as a valuable asset and friend and we love seeing each new painting she creates. Her ever positive attitude and refreshing spirit reflect her love for the art she creates and these qualities show in the canvasses she shares with all of us.
Artist LINDA LOESCHEN, having just graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York City, was just starting a career as an interior designer and renderer when her husband was killed in a skiing accident. Seeking to pursue all her interests, indoor and out, she decided on a move to Aspen with her small daughter. For about 10 years she taught dance and finally entered an art show and became known as an accomplished artist.
She and her husband, Lee, have a small ranch in Emma, Colorado, where their love of horses and western life led her to paint the cowboy hats, boots, and horse themes which she loves and for which she has become best known. “I love the old west fence lines, horses kicking up dust and splashing through water and just about anything weathered and worn. Even more so as this lifestyle is quickly disappearing,” says Linda.
Bears and aspen trees have gained “favorite subject” status in her recent work, usually done in her favorite medium of watercolor. But she has begun to experiment in acrylics and mixed media to the delight of her fans and supporters. She continues to exhibit in prominent shows and has won numerous awards and accolades for her work.
Raised in upstate New York, artist DANIEL LOGÉ spent much of his childhood exploring the outdoors. “A lifetime of viewing and interacting with wildlife during hunting and fishing trips fueled the fire that I require to create believable paintings,” says Logé. “I devote the same intensity, conviction, and respect to hunting that I do to painting,” he explains.
Early on, Logé’s mother introduced him to oil painting. He took to it with determination. In studying his inspiration, Winslow Homer, Logé learned that the act of paining is one of “controlled abandon,” and that quality art requires more than inspiration.
Distinguished by a subtle, impressionist palette, Logé’s canvasses capture light and shadow across mountains, meadows and streams. He paints from memory, using his photography only for reference. He explains that he has a lifetime of rich imagery in his mind’s eye to draw from.
For over twenty-five years, Logé has been devoted to oil painting and illustration. His work has been exhibited in galleries across the country, as well as on the covers of publications including Ducks Unlimited and Wildfowl Art Magazine. Logé has received much recognition for his work, including twice being named New York State Wildlife Artist of the Year.
In the late 1900s, Logé, along with his wife and sons, moved out West. The fresh, new environment expanded his subject matter to include majestic Western landscapes and local wildlife. He enjoys painting both East and West coast scenery. Today, Logé resides in Grand Junction, Colorado where he has taught at Mesa State College and Art Center. Main Street Gallery is proud to display Logé’s captivating wildlife scenery, and featured his art in a one-man show in 2013.
The art of CHARLES MORRIS, a native of Colorado, reflects his passion for nature and the environment that has deepened over a lifetime of experiencing the wonders that surround us. His interests as an artist have slowly evolved from his early fascination of the details and textures found in subjects of weathered barns and wooded landscapes to the effects of color and light that now bring both his figurative and landscape subjects to life. Morris enjoys “painting the magic”, creating a visual expression of three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface. “I want the viewer of my work to sense the depth and atmosphere and feel that they could almost step through the frame and move around in that world”. His paintings are in numerous private and corporate collections across the country. Morris maintains his light-filled studio in the Grand Valley of Western Colorado overlooking the colorful vistas of the Colorado National Monument.
MARY NOONE says, “The Roaring Fork Valley and the West have been my primary subject for the past 25 years. I study and paint on location in one of the most beautiful plein air settings the Rocky Mountains has to offer. The vast open spaces of the West are gradually disappearing in the path of rampant development. Through my colorful landscape paintings, I strive to capture these vanishing open spaces and preserve them on canvas for future generations.”
Mary was born in St. Louis, Missouri, grew up in a rural environment but attended city schools. She earned a BA in American studies/Fine Arts from Georgetown University and worked as a Graphic Artist in Sacramento before moving to The Roaring Fork Valley (Carbondale) in 1982. In 1985, she and her Husband Bob founded the Glenwood Springs Summer of Jazz and have produced over 175 concerts. She says, “I have evolved from a graphic artist. . .house painter. . . silk painter. . . to a full-time Colorado Art painter in 1988.”
“I initially became a painter to stay home with my children to whom I give credit for teaching me the bold use of color. I have painted with and taught children for years and have always admired their open pallet, daring use of pigment and joyful approach to painting. For me painting is joyous! The natural colorful landscape paintings are powerful and vibrant. . . so should be the colors. Painting is a vital and deeply fulfilling passion for me. I often paint in the company of my dogs, children or friends. I seek to translate the mood and feel of the moment. Juxtaposition and shape are foremost in my artistic view. With each brush stroke, I strive to celebrate nature in a riot of subtle yet vibrant color. What you see on the canvas is the embodiment of my artistic vision.”
Mary’s work is included in many permanent collections throughout Colorado and the west. Main Street Gallery is proud to have Mary as one of our most popular artists. Her spirit and enthusiasm toward painting and life in general is compelling and an inspiration to those who know her and love her work.
FRANKLIN NORWOOD started his career as a printmaker specializing in etchings printed from copper plates in 1967 under Charles Morgan at the University of Georgia. He moved to Colorado in 1970 and lived in Denver producing etchings and teaching classes to survive. In ’73 he moved to the Roaring Fork Valley and continued to work on etchings. In 1982 he and his wife Sally opened “The Framer” upstairs in the Dinkel Building in Carbondale. The frame shop grew into Main Street Gallery and The Framer and moved onto the corner of Main Street in the center of Carbondale, where the gallery is celebrating 32 years in business.
Franklin continues to show his popular etchings in his gallery in Carbondale and has added hand-coloring to enhance many of his etchings. He recently moved his etching press into the front of Main Street Gallery and does printing demonstrations to introduce area residents and visitors to etchings as an art form.
MAIN STREET GALLERY and The Framer has grown with the town of Carbondale and serves as a trusted source of art works and framing for individuals, businesses and designers throughout Aspen, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Western Colorado.
“I have always been a maker. Whether its painting, drawing, weaving, embroidery, book binding, etching, picture framing, et al I am always working on something. I get antsy if my hands aren’t busy, if there isn’t paint under my nails, pencil shavings in my hair or stray threads stuck to my clothes.”
Catherine (Cate) Tallmadge was born and raised on the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains. She spent most of her formative years in idilic Carbondale, Colorado. In the early 2000s the big city and art school beckoned. She moved to Chicago where she enrolled at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Graduating in 2006 with her BFA in Fiber and Material Studies, she spent the next seven years working as a picture framer and occasionally producing new artworks. In 2013, tired of the hustle and bustle of the Windy City, she could no longer ignore the siren song of the mountains and was soon Colorado bound. At first the move back to Carbondale was just going to be a pit stop on the road to some new exciting place, but when a great job opportunity at Main Street Gallery and The Framer opened up, the move back home became a more permanent one.
In early 2014 Cate was presented with the chance to be one of Main Street Gallery’s featured artists. She knew that the conceptual fiber art that she had been producing up to that point really didn’t mesh with the other artists oeuvre, so she took the opportunity to go back to her roots and try her hand at more traditional media. The multi media assemblage pieces she produced were a natural extension of a series of commissioned pet portraits she had been making for friend. The reimagined saints and icons were inspired by and coincided with the Mardi Gras themed First Friday. Her work has evolved beyond its early saintly inspirations to become intricate anthropomorphic portraits. She is also available to do commissions; contact her through the gallery if interested.
Most days you can find Cate at Main Street Gallery where she is not only one of the talented artists they represent, but also one of their accomplished custom picture framers. Stop by and take a look at her menagerie or utilize her skill to design your next framing project.