Chula Beauregard & Heather Burton
Thanks to the gracious cooperation and generosity of Tom and Lisa Thompson of the Third Cut Ranch The Brinton Museum is able to invite talented artists to stay in the Sheridan area, for a one to two week period, and create works of art that will be exhibited at The Brinton Museum the following year.
Artists in Residence Chuyla Beauregard and Heather Burton will be painting en plein air on The Brinton Grounds the morning of Wednesday, May 8 followed by a meet and greet from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at The Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building. Stop by to see them work and say hello to Chula and Heather!
“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.
“I am in awe of the beauty of the world and those living in it. Connecting to nature and capturing the moments that inspire me are what I strive to share in my paintings. Whether a landscape, still life, figure or animal I want to express the emotional response stirred in me, hopefully evoking a personal response in the viewer.
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.
There is no better place to spend the day than on horseback, adventuring with my family or in my studio.”