Brighton spotlights artist Marylouise Widmaier and her stunning watercolor artwork at Brighton City Hall. Widmaier’s artwork is part of the Eye for Art program’s “Colors of Life” exhibit now on display through January 5.
Widmaier, a graduate of Eaton High School and the University of Northern Colorado, never thought of herself as an artist. With a degree in elementary education, she taught both preschool and elementary school children while raising her own daughters. In 2003 she began taking classes in creating art in watercolor. Since then, her talents as an artist have flourished with participation in both local and state showings.
Finding a passion in “loose realism,” Widmaier loves working with watercolors. She notes, “I love to have the paint and water do its own thing but still be able to see the brush strokes.” The quality and the beauty she creates are in vivid colors on paper. Her passion is distinctive in the rugged character etched on the face of the cycle rider in “Ready to Ride” and in the youthful flash of shyness revealed in “Bashful”
Currently residing at Heritage Todd Creek, Widmaier previously spent winters in Arizona where she was a juried member of the Arizona Art Alliance and a member of the Arizona Watercolor Association. She is also a member of the Colorado Watercolor Society and the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies. She has shown in both Arizona and Colorado.
Widmaier was also selected as one of the Colors of Life exhibit favorites at the opening reception held Sept. 29. Several of Widmaier’s pieces are currently on display in the Colors of Life exhibit and are available for purchase at City Hall. Special tours are also available to groups by appointment. Visitors are welcome to stop in for a tour.
To learn more about the Eye for Art program, or to participate in the next show, please call Laurie Lozano-Maier at 303-655-2034.
The City of Brighton proudly supports and promotes art and culture within the city. To view a video sample of the current artwork being displayed and available at city hall, visit http://www.brightoncoarts.org/135/Eye-for-Art-Program.