Anne began her career as a silkscreen artist. After 25 years of printmaking, she now works with watercolor where she builds successive layers of color to create her vibrant, rich, and detailed paintings. She has lived in Boulder since 1976 and finds inspiration in the natural beauty of Colorado. On her many walks and hikes throughout the area, Anne is always on the lookout for new imagery. Light, shadows, rocks, water, mountains, canyons, wildlife and whimsy are all part of Anne’s subject matter and she brings her own unique vision to her work.
“When I create a landscape sometimes I feel as though I am recording the natural beauty surrounding us for future generations. I hope my viewer will experience the happiness I felt as I created it.”
She is an award winning artist and the seven time poster artist for the Bolder Boulder 10K Memorial Day Race, one of the largest road races in the United States. Many of her paintings are also available as giclee prints, which she makes in her South Boulder studio using archival inks that will not fade for 100 years.
Anne additionally enjoys teaching watercolor classes to senior citizens at the East Boulder Senior Center in Boulder.
The artwork of Anne Gifford can be seen year round at the Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery, 1421 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado.
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