Robert Templin

It’s hard to make it look easy.  Robert does this very well by incorporating hard, soft & lost edges–allowing the viewer to complete the painting.  Inspired by his love of the Southwest…. horses & cowboys are just a few of the subjects in his repertoire.
Robert has taken classes at Fare Bella, where he also shows his work, as well as The Air Force Academy & Bella Art in Monument where he lives with his lovely wife Paula.  Paula & Robert have a blended family that includes two sons & a daughter.  They have a passion for travel & have traveled throughout Europe….always returning to their favorite destination, Santa Fe (where they were married) & Taos.  I think Machu Picchu or the Galapagos Islands are in the future travel plans.  
What great locations for painting inspiration!
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Montie Huntsman

Montie can paint animals that literally come to life…as shown in an early 2016 painting of elk, inspired by a Buffalo Kaplinski workshop.

She has exqusite taste (in art, fashion, decor’…you name it) & a true natural sense of color…just look at that painting! Montie has an art degree & a background in design. She has taken classes for several years & is a most faithful and valued friend & artist! Having a permanent painting spot in Fare Bella!

Montie lives in flying horse with hubby Jim, a retired air force pilot that served in Vietnam (Thank You Jim for your service…you are a hero) & then flew commercially for United Airlines. This offered Montie a lifetime of travel. Living everywhere from Texas, New Mexico, Florida, Hawaii, Spain…whew! No wonder she has such flair! Now retired, Montie and Jim enjoy annual Air Force reunions all over the country with the lifelong friends they have developed over the years. They have two grown sons in Denver (really cute…and single…just sayin’)

Montie…you are an inspiration & we love you!

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Susan Griebel

This charming painting was created in an early Autumn work shop. Susan succeeded in capturing the light & shadow. Her style is developing beautifully & is becoming identifiable. This is something that often takes years to achieve.  (I had to throw in the Puffin just because he is so darn cute!)

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Susan is a retired English teacher & you better believe she keeps me in check!  Thank you friend.

She lives in the city above the clouds—Woodland Park—with her sweet husband Garrett.  They have a son & daughter & three precious grand children…we have fun swapping stories & photos.

 

Susan enjoys the outdoors & exploring the National Parks.

Her life long love of learning has led to her recent venture at UCCS in Greek Art & Mythology….Oh My!

Susan has a great sense of humor & when she isn’t in class things are just off.  She brightens things up & keeps us laughing!

Don’t even think about leaving the sorority Susan. 

We won’t allow it!!

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