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Click here for December 6, 2012 article about me in the Daily Camera Newspaper

Growing up in a household with two artist parents was, to say the least, a dream come true, for I was born with the artist spirit and blossomed well under their creative nurturing. My father, Wayne K. Blickenstaff , was an illustrator and fine artist in the “hey day” of commercial illustration before photography became the popular mode of advertising and made life difficult for the illustrators. Magically he managed to support our family and give myself and my two brothers a good artistic foundation. My mother, Betty Evans Cook, was a fine artist and filled my head with all sorts of creative ideas through her own overflowing creativity.

Throughout my early years I had numerous art instructions from my parents and other professionals and eventually attended Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia for a year and a half in the mid-seventies. Immediately after my stint in college I headed to Colorado and began my art career in earnest.

My professional career has spanned thirty four years so far and has included illustration, graphic design, mural painting, teaching, and fine art. Portraiture has remained my passion and become my specialty. Whatever the environing conditions of life, you can always find me behind an “art desk” of one kind or another, be it an easel, a camera lens or a computer!

I have exhibited in many art shows over the years and have won many awards, the most recent being the Best of Show Award in the 2012 National Northern Colorado Artists Association Exhibit. In 2007, I received the Lorenzo di Medici Presidents Award at the Biennale in Florence, Italy.

Through art, my goal is to express two things: reverence for all forms of life and the loving relationships which they form, and recognition of the light and love that pervades all.

I am a very spiritually motivated person. I participate regularly in a group service meditation called Transmission Meditation and I am involved with the non-profit group Share International.

Portrait commissions are begun with a photo session. If the client is not local to my location, which is Boulder, Colorado, I must travel to photograph the subjects, unless the subjects to be photographed can be brought to me. The actual painting is done in my studio. Unless the subject is deceased or otherwise impossible to photograph, I photograph the subjects myself. Along with the usual portraits of people and pets, I offer "Still Life Portraits" which are still lifes done from personal objects which have special meaning to the client. These objects can be mailed to me or I can photograph them in the clients home.
The following prices are for a portrait of one subject (person or animal). If there is to be more than one subject in the portrait, the second subject is one half of the price of the first. Other discounts apply for larger groups.

Pet Portrait $500
Pen and Ink Portrait (head and shoulders only) $1300
Pastel Portrait - up to 16 x 20 inches $2600
Oil Portrait - up to 24 x 30 inches $5200
Still Life Portrait $4500

Please contact me if you are interested in prints of my work. Thank you.

Gina Blickenstaff
303-494-4462
gina@ginablickenstaff.com

From August 5th - 30th, 2014, look for my new annual Farm Animal Paintings show, to be held this year at the Tri-Lakes Art Center, Palmer Lake, CO. This is a two-Person show that I will be participating in with my very good friend and extremely talented artist, Robin Walters Ward. More information is below, and also at this link on the Tri-Lakes Center:

Farm Friends Art Exhibit

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  • Maureen and Julia - 36 x 48 Oil - Sold
  • Beholdin' - 40 x 40 Oil - Sold
  • Hands of God Series - Comfort - 18 x 24 Oil - Sold
  • Hairdressers - 30 x 40 Oil - Sold
  • Higgins Portrait - 30 x 30 Oil - Sold
  • Hands of God - Sweet Fun - 30 x 48 Oil  $2300. -
  • Portrait of Noah - 30 x 40 Oil - Sold
  • Rachel - 24 x 30 Oil - Sold
  • Alex - 24 x 30 Oil - NFS
  • Annie and Marya - 22 x 30 Oil - Sold
  • Frank and Bunthorne - 22 x 26 Oil - NFS
  • Sisters - 12 x 18 Oil - $1200
 
  • Anna with Pears - 9 x 11 - Pastel - Sold
  • Hands of God Series: Warm Heart (Study) 8 x 10" Oil  $300
  • Hands of God Series: Sweet Dreams (Study)  6 x 12" Oil $300
  • Hands of god Series: Choices (Study) 6 x 12" Oil  $250
  • Making a Bouquet - 10 x 10 Pastel - Sold -
  • After the Bath - 10 x 10 Pastel - $350
  • Kelsey - 9 x 11 Pastel - Sold
  • Annette and Nyasha - 10 x 10 Pastel - Sold
  • Higgins Portrait - 9 x 11 Pastel - Sold
  • Reading - 9 x 11 Pastel - $350
  • Hair Cutting - 12 x 16 Oil - NFS
 
  • Cherie and Tesa - 30 x 36 Oil - Sold
  • A New Day (for Humanity) - 32 x 32 Oil - Sold
  • Hands of God Series - Support - 24 x 30 Oil NFS.
  • Respite in the Garden - 30 x 40 Oil - $2600
  • After the Bath - 22 x 30 Oil - Sold
  • Three's Company - 32 x 32 Oil - Sold
  • Second Womb - 22 x 29 Oil - Sold
  • Limelight - 30 x 30 Oil - Sold
  • Hands of God Series - Cradle - 30 x 40 Oil on Paper - Sold
  • Kisses - 13 x 16 Pastel - $700
  • Blowdry - 10 x 16 Pastel - $450
  • Hands of God Series: Upwardly Mobile (Study) 20 x 30" Oil $1800
  • Karen and Eli - 18 x 24 Oil - Sold
  • Cherie and Tesa II - 24 x 30 Oil - Sold
 
  • Hot Pepper Heaven - 30 x 36 Oil - $2100.
  • Harvest - 24 x 48 Oil - Sold
  • Red Flowers and Candles 2  30 x 40 Oil - $3600
  • Robin's Still Life - 30 x 40 Oil - $2900
  • Pansies and Candles - 30 x 30 Oil - $2600.
  • Chili & Chocolate - 30 x 40 oil  $2900
  • Yellow with Orchid - 30 x 40 oil   $2900
  • Coffee Naughtee - 20 x 24 Oil - $1800.
  • Tea for Three - 20 x 24 Oil - $1800.
  • Melody's Still Life #2 - 30 x 40 Oil on Paper - $1800
  • Peaceable Kingdom - 30 x 30 Oil - $2200.
  • Candles for Sai Baba - 12 x 24 Oil - $700
  • Salad  15 x 30" Oil $1100
  • Sweet Pea and Pears - 20 x 30 Oil - $2400.
  • Blue - 48 x 60 Oil - $5500.
  • Olive - 24 x 48 Oil - $2450
 
  • Meadow Series - Red with Teasels - 30 x 36 Oil - Sold
  • Meadow Series - Cattails - 24 x 30 Oil - $1650.
  • Meadow Series - Meadow Lark - 36 x 60 Oil - Sold
  • Near Bear Creek Trail #2  $1850
  • Skunk Canyon Pine  22 x 28"  $1850
  • South Boulder Creek #5  22 x 28  $1850
  • Behind NCAR #3  24 x 30"  $1850
  • Sanitas Tree - 36 x 60 Oil on Paper - $1300.
  • Seattle Trees - 20 x 20 Pastel - $350.
  • View from Sanitas Trail - 11 x 18 Pastel - $250
  • Where Land Meets Water - 22 x 30 Oil - Sold
  • Creekside Teasels - 18 x 36 Oil - Sold
  • Cottonwood  SOLD
  • Near Bear Creek Trail #1  36 x 36"  $2800
  • Golden Tree - 30 x 30 Oil - $1500.
  • Doves in the Apple Tree - 18 x 24 Oil - $1800.
  • South Boulder Meadow #5  24 x 24"  $1775
  • Russian Olive  24 x 48  Sold
  • Skunk Canyon Trail  30 x 36"  Sold
 
  • Wisdom - 36 x 48 Oil - Sold
  • Who Am I? - 32 x 32 Oil - $2575.
  • Ordinary Man - 30 x 48 Oil - Sold