About Colleen Tully
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I am currently a working artist and member to Boxcar Gallery on the Sante Fe Arts district in Denver. I have work published in college magazines, such as the Metrosphere. I have had solo, and group exhibits of my work in many different places in Denver, including the CVA gallery, Red Wolf Gallery, Art Gym Gallery, Vault Art Studio and many of our Auraria campus galleries in Denver. While attending college I was able to meet and talk with international artists such as Sergei Isupov, Brent Green, and Christo and Jeanne-Claude. I have also been involved in promotions, such as the traveling sketchbook project in Brooklyn New York, and Comic-con in Denver. My work is often inspired by gothic, and Victorian literature as well as traditional and contemporary poetry. I am also inspired by other contemporary artists, such as Odd Nerdrum, Zdzisław Beksiński, Hugh Shurley, Kiki Smith, and Ron Mueck. Just to name a few. Many things inspire me; images I find or see, intriguing quotes, and pieces of literature. Basically all kinds of thought-provoking art I find compelling in a certain poignant way that might provoke a new interpretation from my point of view. My work involves human representations with real emotion to initiate familiarity. These images designate stark reality to enrich the intensity of the portraits and the atmospheres they create; I employ selected materials to induce haunting and emotive images that provoke empathy. The way my characters, narratives and atmospheres are portrayed communicates actual feeling and mood that interconnects with the narrative and character to reveal that commonality among emotions, feelings, dreams, familiar places, events and memories. The human condition is the main theme throughout my work. I have education in many areas of the arts. Pastel painting has become one of my main mediums, but within the last year I have adopted Oil painting as my main medium of choice for my work.