Back in 2011, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
hosted a formal mid-career retrospective of the work of Joellyn Duesberry
, a part-time Colorado artist.
Then, Duesberry told
that she sees the landscape as "a bucket of worms. It's squirming with demanding detail, arresting your vision all over the place."
Clearly she sees things differently. This approach may direct some to limit their focus, or their palette, but Duesberry does nothing of the sort. She paints vast vistas on huge panels — or triptychs — and is famous for the large amounts of colors she uses. She paints the lushness of the East Coast, the ruggedness of our land out here, and just about everything in between, swamp to suburb.
Now, Duesberry's work will return to the FAC in a new capacity: A sale. Over 500 original oil paintings and lithographs from her early to middle career will be for sale Nov. 2 to 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A part of the proceeds will go back to the FAC's Taylor Museum
, and works start at $200. According to the FAC, none of the works have ever been sold before and have been in Duesberry's private inventory.
Image courtesy of the artist
"Chatfield Thaw" from 2012, was gifted by Duesberry to the FAC, and is now on display.