Visual Arts

A Colorado Coal Miner's Great-Granddaughter Paints the Town

You can find art all over town -- not just on gallery walls. In this series, we'll be looking at some of the local artists who serve up their work in coffeehouses and other non-gallery businesses around town.

Alex Graham is part of a rare breed: She's a fourth-generation Coloradan whose great grandfather mined coal in Denver's early days. "We've been a very simple family, and there's not much higher education in the family," says Graham. But what this artist lacks in formal training, she easily makes up for with talent. Her nature-inspired acrylics are unique -- not just for what they are painted on, but for the bizarre little alien-like creatures they often feature.

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Jamie Siebrase is a Denver-based freelance writer, and author of the forthcoming Falcon Guide Hiking Wth Kids, Colorado: 52 Great Hikes for Families.
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