Renate Mairie

Boulder, CO

My desire to convey the beauty and meaning I find in the world drives me to creative expression. My primary exploration is that of the galactic and eternal. I am fascinated by stars, planets, atmosphere and how connected these are to Mother Earth and her very existence, indeed, all of life's existence here in the Milky Way. I strive to connect a sense of wonder to the human observation, evoking contemplation of the primary, eternal question, what is the meaning of it all? Such an extreme amount of coincidence exists that makes life on our beautiful planet possible, I cannot help but ponder the intelligence behind its design. I metaphorically excavate the Earth, looking for its original roots and then I delight in all the various layers of history I find along the way.

My passion for collaboration is also a driving force that contributes to my artistic identity, including my role as arts educator within the Boulder community. Teaching provides me with an important experience of lifelong learning, and is one of the most fulfilling roles I embody. I teach beginning printmaking through local venues, primarily Studio Arts Boulder and from my own studio. I recently have moved to one-on-one, private lessons in response to COVID19 and the need for safety. I hope to develop virtual models for teaching in the coming months, and would be interested in the possibility of providing a gelatin plate or collagraph demo during Open Studios. One additional facet of collaboration is my service as board member for Studio Arts Boulder whose vision of a new studio arts facility is being realized. This future facility will be located in the Diagonal Crossings development and will serve as a gold standard for arts education in Boulder County. I look forward to the development of educational programming in printmaking. 

Painting/Acrylic, Digital, Printmaking,

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