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"In Plein Sight"
Upcoming Jeffco County Plein Air Painting Exhibit and Sale

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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 $300
Pen and Ink Portrait (head and shoulders only) $700
Pastel Portrait - up to 16 x 20 inches $1200
Oil Portrait - up to 24 x 30 inches $2600
Still Life Portrait $2200

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

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

I will be participating in Jeffco County's In Plein Sight, a Plein Air Painting Event to be held the week of October 4th through 9th, with a reception and VIP Sale on the evening of October 8th at the Golden Community Center, 2nd Floor, Clear Creek Room, Golden, Colorado.

Please sign up for my newsletter to be notified of the dates and locations for my upcoming shows. Thank you!


  • Respite in the Garden - 30 x 40 Oil - $2600
  • Italian Smooth Move 36"x48" Oil on Canvas $5600
  • The Light Within Series: The Lightbearer  24"x36" Oil on Canvas  $4800
  • The Light Within Series: Complacency  24"x24" Oil on Canvas $2750
  • The Light Within Series: Creation  36"x36" $3200
  • Sisters - 12 x 18 Oil - $1200
  • Hands of God Series: Upwardly Mobile (Study) 20 x 30" Oil $1800
  • Kisses - 13 x 16 Pastel - $700
  • Blowdry - 10 x 16 Pastel - $450
 
  • Sunday Morning Kitties from Heaven 12"x9" Pastel Framed $795
  • Pitti-Sing Under the Apple Tree 18"x24" Oil on Canvas $1275
  • Cat Walk with Shoe Cloud and Dipper 11"x9" Oil on unstretched canvas  $475
  • Tub Cat 32"x32" Oil on Canvas $2200
  • Porch Birds in Snow  11"x9" Pastel Framed  $675
 
  • Pearl Street Mall sketch #1
  • Pearl Street Mall sketch#2
  • Pearl Street Mall sketch#3
  • Pearl Street Mall sketch#4
  • Pearl Street Mall sketch#5
 
  • Hot Pepper Heaven - 30 x 36 Oil - $2100.
  • Boulder Spring Blossoms  36" x 48" Oil - $3200
  • Red Flowers and Candles 2  30 x 40 Oil - $3600
  • Boulder Spring Blossoms #2  36" x 48" - $3200
  • 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.
  • Hollyhocks and Lilies 36"x48" oil  - $3200
  • Peaceable Kingdom - 30 x 30 Oil - $2200.
  • Candles for Sai Baba - 12 x 24 Oil - $700
  • Salad  15 x 30" Oil $1100
  • Irina's Phlox & Daisies 36" x 48" Oil $3200
  • Blue - 48 x 60 Oil - $5500.
  • Poppies and Peonies 16"x16" $1225
 
  • View from Horsetooth Mountain 17"x12.5" Pastel Framed  $925
  • Sand Cherries in Hewlett Gulch  14"x13" Pastel Framed $925
  • Meadow Birds at Lowell Ranch  12"x9" Pastel Framed  $850
  • Near Bear Creek Trail #2 24"x30" Oil on Canvas $1850
  • Skunk Canyon Pine  22 x 28" Oil on Canvas  $1850
  • South Boulder Creek #5  22 x 28 Oil on Canvas   $1850
  • Behind NCAR #3  24 x 30"  Oil on Canvas $1850
  • Sanitas Tree - 36 x 60 Oil on Paper - $1300.
  • Sunset on Dinosaur Rock Trail "30"x20"  Pastel Unframed $850
  • Sunset on Dinosaur Rock Trail 20"x30" Pastel Unframed  $950
  • Turkey Vultures & Towhee at JA Ranch 10"x10" Pastel Framed $625
  • 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.
  • Deer on the Mesa #5 10"x8" Watercolor Framed $395
  • Deer on the Mesa #5  28"x22" Oil on Canvas  $875
  • On the Way to Palmer Lake 30"x22" Oil on Canvas  $875
  • Connecticut Lake 24"x24" Oil on Canvas $875
  • Boulder Canyon 24"x24" Oil on Canvas $875
  • Sanitas Trail #2  24"x24" Oil on Canvas $875
  • Lake Park #6  24"x24" Oil on Canvas $875
  • Dawn Moon over Rist Canyon 24"x24" Oil on Canvas  $875
  • Spring Sunset over Horsetooth Reservoir 36"x36" Oil on Canvas $2800
 
  • Cherie and Tesa - 30 x 36 Oil - Sold
  • A New Day (for Humanity) - 32 x 32 Oil - Sold
  • Wisdom  3"x48" oil on Canvas  Sold
  • Hands of God Series - Support - 24 x 30 Oil NFS.
  • An Ordinary Man  36"x52" Oil on Canvas NFS
  • 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
  • Karen and Eli - 18 x 24 Oil - Sold
  • Cherie and Tesa II - 24 x 30 Oil - Sold