Visual Arts

Ashley Joon's Nature-Inspired Acrylics Will Make You Love Orchids and Antlers

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.

"I'm inspired by so many things," says Ashley Joon, who then lists antlers, metallic colors, the Denver Botanic Gardens and flowers. Especially flowers. "I can see movement in the petals, and my eyes go crazy in seeing movement in things that aren't moving," she explains. The artist has a knack for capturing the movement she sees on canvas -- and for teaching other people to capture it, too.

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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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