Anne Gifford began her career as a silkscreen artist. After 25 years of printmaking, she now works with watercolor where she builds successive layers of color to create her vibrantly rich detailed paintings. She has lived in Boulder since 1976 and finds inspiration in the natural beauty of Colorado. On her many walks and hikes throughout the area, Anne is always on the lookout for new imagery. Light, shadows, rocks, water, mountains, canyons, wildlife and whimsy are all part of Anne’s subject matter as she brings her own unique vision to her work.
“When I create a landscape, sometimes I feel as though I am recording the natural beauty surrounding us for future generations. I hope my viewer will experience the happiness I felt as I created it.”
Anne is an award winning artist and eight-time poster artist for the Bolder Boulder 10K Memorial Day Race, one of the largest road races in the United States. Many of her paintings are also available as giclee prints, which she makes in her South Boulder studio using archival inks that will not fade for 100 years.
Anne additionally enjoys teaching watercolor classes at the East Boulder Senior Center in Boulder.
The artwork of Anne Gifford can be seen year round at the Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery, 1421 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado.
As the artistic perspective of Anne Gifford’s younger years makes its metamorphosis into the vantage point of a seasoned elder, she rejoices, remembers, and renews.
She reflects with gratitude upon the life of creative expression that she has been so blessed to enjoy and looks forward with anticipation to that which is yet to emerge. Imagery, like a pictorial journal, has chronicled her journey thus far.
On her many walks and hikes throughout the area, she is always on the lookout for new subject matter to which she can apply her own unique vision. She relishes the depiction of a magic moment, the glories of nature, and the evidence she finds in the pulse of life, both past and present.
Anne hopes that those who view her art will experience the happiness she felt as she created it. Enjoy!