Visual Arts

Kaitlin Ziesmer Creates Starstruck Paintings

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 obviously inspired by film," says freelance artist Kaitlin Ziesmer, who paints famous movie and TV faces onto generic bodies, including her own. Ziesmer loves old-time nostalgia, and so do her fans -- so much so that they're constantly making suggestions about what they'd like to see next. Ziesmer's done most of her childhood favorites: Storm Troopers, Power Rangers, even the Gremlins, which scared the bejesus out of her when she was little. "I'm fascinated with combining things that don't go together," Ziesmer says. "I'm really fascinated by helmets, too. I'm not the biggest Star Wars fan, but I love how the stuff looks."

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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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