Meet Our Featured Artists
Mario Jose Olvera’s love and appreciation of art began at the age of 13 when he discovered the craft of lettering. His skill and admiration continued to grow through his involvement with an art warehouse cooperative, experimenting with a plethora of art forms such as painting, music and dance, while exploring the pen, brush, clay and spray painting. Mario’s artistic lens has become an inseparable part of both his professional and personal life, beautifully woven into his endeavors as an educator, youth mentor, Aztec dancer, and father. Using art as a vessel to foster self acceptance and respect among marginalized populations, Mario has become an influential teacher in the Longmont and Boulder community. He is currently working on the greatest creation of his life, his kids.
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Chalk/pastel artist, oil painter,
Explorer of outer realms
and inner worlds.
Plunging into the depths,
Returning to paint and share the treasures
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I am an image maker who is interested in merging historical figurative painting techniques with contemporary design sensibilities and contemporary materials. The artworks I produce are, on one level, all about surface. The surface of the material being painted upon is just as important as the subject matter. The juxtaposition of highly realistic imagery with flat graphic imagery creates a dynamic between the two that accentuates the true two-dimensional quality of the painting while also reinforcing the three-dimensional illusion. Through the interplay of these seemingly disparate visual clues I attempt to address ideas about relationships and connections to people and places through the literal and the allegorical as well as the literary. I often think of the finished work as haiku or short poems that are read visually.
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I live in Longmont, Colorado, and I am a Colorado native. My art however, comes from my spacey mind. It is there I can crawl deep into a colorful, strange, and kooky world. I pull inspiration from music, movies, and literature that shares the same effigies as my paintings. I am
inspired by bright and florescent colors, nature, and feminine beauty. The female form is almost always my subject matter in all my paintings. I like to include animals in my paintings as well. I use acrylic paint with drawn line work. Mural work is also a favorite of mine. Please contact me with special requests, (the crazier the better), mural work, paintings, custom painted items, if you can imagine it, so can I.
See her work here.
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