Chula Beauregard – 2020 Brinton 101
“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 was 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. She is represented by the Broadmoor Galleries in Colorado Springs, 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