My Work: I work in monotype and my pictures deal with the vexations of making connections of the spirit. The images are representational, but also conceptual and symbolic. I use distressed landscapes as a metaphor for the uncertainties of life, or interiors to express ineffable messages of the heart.
Iʼve shown in many venues including Boulder Art Center, Sangre de Christo Arts Center, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, and the Aspen Art Museum . In 1988, I was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship by the Colorado Council on the Arts. My work is available at G44 Gallery, 1785 8th St. in Colorado Springs.
I teach workshops at the Art Students League of Denver. Both 8-week and shorter sessions are available, including 1-day samplers. Beginners are welcome. I have been doing a series of free all-ages workshops at Denver Public Library locations. Here is the schedule.
I invite you to follow me on Facebook or Twitter for up-to the minute updates on shows, workshops and new work. I’ve also added an Instagram (@JoeHigginsMonotypes), where I post my latest works in progress, as well as keep a visual diary of my wanderings through the city.
Check my blog, Squishtoid, for my musings on various aspects of making and thinking about art, as well as the things that inspire me, such as music, art, books, comics and graphics.
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