Brighton spotlights mixed media artist Carol Anne Jellico and her exquisite artwork now on display at Brighton City Hall. Jellico’s artwork is part of the Eye for Art program’s “Spring into Summer” exhibit scheduled through Sept. 8.
Jellico was born into a family of artists. Her parents were both famous artists in their own right. John and Nancy Jellico, both “loved, ate and drank art” and were active in the art world as Western artists, art instructors and sculptors. Her father was the founder of the Art Institute of Colorado, located in downtown Denver. Her mother was also a recognized by many awards at shows nationally.
Jellico studied art, graduating from her father's school with a bachelor's degree, but she is mostly self-taught in the use of most mediums, focusing primarily on mixed media, watercolor, acrylic, and graphite. Jellico’s love of color, passion for North American wildlife, and a desire to capture animals in brilliant hues is evident in her artwork. Jellico says, “I feel close to God when I am creating a piece. I feel blessed with this talent God gave me and am compelled to try and share his boundless beauty through my art."
Now working as a fine artist, Carol Anne Jellico hopes to follow in her parents footsteps to share the beauty of God's creation with anyone who views her vivid artwork.
"Gypsy Magic" in mixed media, displays the power and beauty of a gypsy horse running free in a warm, summer field, captured in bright color with a strong contrast between light and shadow in stunning colors. “Night Flight” in mixed media, freezes the intense moment of the hunt seen only as the owl flies in front of the moon, creating the beguiling translucence of the stunning owl feathers in flight..
Several of Jellico’s pieces are currently on display in the Spring into Summer exhibit and are available for purchase at City Hall. Special tours are also available to groups by appointment. Visitors are welcome to stop in for a tour. Tour guides are available for groups.
To learn more about the Eye for Art program, or to participate in the next “Colors of Life” show that is currently calling for artists, please call Laurie Lozano-Maier at 303-655-2034.
The City of Brighton proudly supports and promotes art and culture within the city. To view a video sample of the current artwork being displayed and available at city hall, visit http://www.brightoncoarts.org/135/Eye-for-Art-Program.