I live and create in downtown Denver Colorado, right by the capital. I am classically trained as a botanical illustrator, but am not restrained by painting plants alone, though they inspire me endlessly.
When I'm not making art, or gardening, I have a day job working with victims of violent crime. I love working in this field, but there are days, especially after working with a child, that tear my heart out. Art puts me back together again so I can work another day. Sometimes I need to affirm my belief in life, and that it is still beautiful, and sometimes I need to express it's pain. I hope my art can speak to your experiences also.
To learn more about my artwork and encaustic techniques, visit my website at www.alaneholsteen.com
Denver residents, you can find my art at various…
- Born on January 1
- Joined March 14, 2010