Visual Arts

Chemist Steven Arnold uses watercolors to explore his creative side

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 never had any formal art training until I was in college and took a class in jewelry-making because I needed an extra credit," says Steven Arnold. In fact, he was a chemistry major with a minor in mathematics who went on to a job working with the state on environmental issues for four decades. But while art wasn't his academic strong suit, this "near native" (Arnold's been in Denver since first grade and classifies himself accordingly) executes watercolors with the expertise of a life-long artist.

See also: Lindy Hargrave spreads kindness along with charcoal, graphite, and paint

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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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