About the Artist

Chula Beauregard is an award-winning artist, born and raised in the mountains of Colorado.  She began painting in the cockpit of a small sailboat in the Bahamas in 5th grade. She enrolled in art every year since, until she graduated cum laude as a Studio Art major from Whitman College. Following college, she served for two years in Gabon, Central Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer.  In her professional life, she has painted murals, taught Drawing and Painting in both public schools and private workshops, and has been showing in galleries since 2008. Chula now lives in Hayden, CO with her family, and they travel and camp in their Casita camper, enjoying this joyful journey!

Artist Statement:

The Western experience is one of contradictions as we navigate between modern progress and pure wildness.  Geographically rooted in the West, I use my art work to find a balance between these forces. In subject matter, I prefer to focus on Nature’s gifts. In artistic process, however, I intend to bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary.  Using the classical approach, I apply the tools that have been tried and tested through the centuries: patterns of light and dark, color harmonies, and techniques to create illusions of space.  However, I find the modern approach to lend the freedom I need to express the intuitive sense of place: color fields, expressive mark layering, and textures that unite the painted surface. I honor the infinite Beauty of this land, while striving to lend a relevant voice in these modern times.   

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” John Muir

Chula Beauregard’s work can be found in:

Horton Fine Art of Beaver Creek
156 Plaza
PO Box 7386
Beaver Creek, CO 81620

Phone: 970-949-1660
Fax: 970-949-6072
E: info@walthortonfineart.com
    sales@walthortonfineart.com

 
 

To contact the artist directly, call (970) 846-2266 or email chulabeauregard@gmail.com

 

Exhibitions & Events

  • American Women Artists, November 2017
  • Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Sept 2017
  • Steamboat Art Museum Plein Air, Sept 2017
  • Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibit, Nov 2016
  • Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Sept 2016
  • Steamboat Art Museum Plein Air Event, June 2016, 1st Place Winner
  • Governor’s Art Show, Loveland, CO, April 2016
  • Western Spirit Art Show, Cheyenne, WY, March 2012, 2016
  • Mountain Oyster Club Art Show, Tucson, AZ, November 2015
  • Colorado Plein Air, Denver Public Library,  November 2015
  • American Impressionist Society Annual Juried Exhibit, October 2015
  • Steamboat Art Museum Plein Air Paint Out, Sept 2015, 1st Place Winner
  • Raw Hide and Spurs Exhibit, Santa Fe, NM July 2015, 2nd Place Winner
  • Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Juried Exhibit, July 2015
  • 2015 recipient of the Oil Painters of America Shirl Smithson Scholarship
  • American Impressionist Society Annual Juried Exhibit, October 2014
  • Steamboat Art Museum, Plein Air Event, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014
  • Art Steamboat Fine Art Competition, 30 finalists in five state region, Aug 2014
  • Bike Art Juried Show, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO Jan 2014
  • USA Pro Art Challenge, Beaver Creek, CO, Aug 2013 2nd Place Winner
  • USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Poster Contest Winner, 2011, 2013
  • Western Spirit Juried Art Show, Cheyenne WY, 2012
  • Steamboat Art Museum, Local Color Exhibit, 2008
  • Steamboat Springs Arts Council, Members Exhibit, 2001, 2007, 2008, 2012
  • P.E.A.C.E. Project Exhibit, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Experience
• Oil Painter, 1997-present
• Professional Muralist, 1997-present
• Public School Fine Arts teacher, 2004-2008
• Steamboat Art Museum, Education Outreach 2013-present
• P.E.A.C.E. Project Program Director, Steamboat Springs Arts Council, CO 2001-2008
• Peace Corps Volunteer, Gabon Central Africa, 1998-2001

Solo Shows

  • Featured Artist, Winter Carnival Art Exhibit, Wild Horse Gallery, 2013, 2014
  • Amongst the Trees, Walla Walla, WA, 1997

Teaching

  • Our Place, Our Home Mural Project, Strawberry Park Elementary, 2014
  • Bike Town U.S.A. Mural Project, K-6, 2011
  • Project Coordinator, Fundraising, Grant Writing, Mural Painting
  • Drawing and Painting, CNCC, 2008
  • Fine Arts, Steamboat Springs Middle School, 2007-2008
  • Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics, Mixed Media
  • Drawing & Painting, Steamboat Springs High School, 2005-2007
  • P.E.A.C.E. Project Program Director, 2001-2004
    Project Development, Curriculum Design, Collaboration Facilitator
  • Yampa River Mural Project, Carpenter Ranch, 2003
  • Africa Education Mural Project, Bristol Elementary, Colo. Spgs, 2001

Education
Masters in Education, Regis University, CO – 2002-2005
B.A., Studio Art Major, Whitman College, WA – 1993-1997