Ann Gifford Bolder Boulder
Anne Gifford is an award winning artist and the eight time poster artist for Colorado's Bolder Boulder 10K Memorial Day Race, one of the largest road races in the United States. She began her career as a silkscreen artist. After 25 years of printmaking, Anne now works with watercolor, building successive layers of color to create her vibrant, rich, and detailed paintings. She has lived in Colorado since 1976 and finds inspiration in the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Her paintings, like a pictorial journal, have chronicled her journey thus far. On her many walks and hikes throughout the area, she is always on the lookout for new imagery. She relishes the depiction of a magic moment and the evidence she finds of the pulse of life, both past and present. Light, shadows, rocks, water, mountains, canyons, wildlife and whimsy are all part of her subject matter as she brings her own unique vision to her work.
The most rewarding aspect of her long career is that she has had the opportunity to bring joy into the lives of others with her artwork, and that is one of the main reasons why she paints.