Local Artists in Marble
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Gary Bascom

is not only a talented sculptor, but a provider to and promoter of other artists. Backed by over 20 years of experience working at the Marble Quarry, his passion for the stone has led to his thriving business of assisting sculptors and others in finding the right stone for their needs. The Abstract Marble and Gift Shop provides stone for sculptors and landscapes, cutting boards, memorial headstones, benches, gifts, and specialty products. His work is known for it's clean lines and abstracted, minimalist shapes. It showcases the beautiful, natural variations of the stone with a miner's expertise and an artist's touch.

Contact him to commission/order: marble wine racks, cutting boards, birdbaths, other unique handmade gifts, raw stone, slabs, tile or to inquire about selling your work in Abstract Marble.

(970)963-1318 | abstractmarble@gmail.com

Rex Branson

has turned a beloved hobby into a professional career as a renowned artist. He found his creative spark in high school, with woodworking kindling his creative fire. Whittling led to driftwood carving and then to much larger, more ambitious pieces in different mediums. In 1982 the packing plant where he worked closed and he decided to try woodcarving full time. This risk paid off. By 1986 he was entering his pieces in competitions across the Midwest. He has won many awards, including: Best of Shows, Judges Choice, Best Display, Peoples Choice, and numerous 1st and 2nd place ribbons. He is a two time runner up Best of Show at the International Woodcarvers Congress and has had his work featured on the cover of woodcarving magazines in the US and abroad.

 Contact him to commission: memorials, gateway sculptures, lifesize wildlife/animals and human figures, pet portraits, street address signs and custom sandblasting.

fb.me/bransonart | bransonartwork@gmail.com

Vickie Branson

spent most of her young life in Arkansas where her father's love for the outdoors took her on many adventures in forests and along riverbanks.This bonding with nature gave her a strong sense of balance and a love for the simple things in life. In school she showed great artistic promise. Her creative interests changed from designing children's clothing to carving wood and stone. Like Rex, she began with small figures and driftwood, learning quickly and embracing different mediums. Her young adult life was spent experiencing the joys and pains of motherhood. And while all of her children are grown up, her work still often features nurturing themes found in the natural world. Her work is also known for its smooth, graceful lines. All of her pieces are a labor of love.

Contact her to commission: memorials, gateway sculptures, lifesize wildlife/animals and human figures, pet portraits, street address signs and custom sandblasting.
 

fb.me/bransonart | bransonartwork@gmail.com

Wynter Fisher

is a young woman with a talent for acrylic art on marble and canvas as well as a desire to make jewelry and other items she is interested in. Her work features vibrantly rendered landscapes, flowers, animals (both local and fantastical) and much more. Bright palettes and clean silhouettes enhance the natural beauty of the stone and catch the eye, even at a distance. Her paintings make a striking addition and conversation piece to a room. You can find her work at Abstract Marble. Most of her marble art sells quickly so if you see something you like, or have a request, please contact her. She loves a challenge!

Contact her to commission: acrylic art on marble and canvas.

website | hiddencabintreasures@gmail.com
 

 Christina (Chris) Saloman

is a self taught beadwork artist who moved to Marble in 2018 from Espanola, north of Santa Fe, NM.Chris retired from a career in the medical field in 2010 as a Registered Nurse in the Holistic field, and is a Certified Reiki Master. Chris’s beadwork can be seen in the “HUB”, and in the Metier Gallery, Dixon, NM.Model, Nicole Farell, gracefully offered to model my beadwork for display. Nicole, a Crystal Valley resident, volunteers in the HUB, and is the mother of two handsome sons, Torin, and Colton.

Monique Villalobos

 

 

 

Madeline Wiener

is the Director of the MARBLE/marble sculpting symposium held here every summer in July and August.  MARBLE/marble is an intensive (some say intense) class/ workshop/ carving festival. Madeline has sculpted many large stone monuments across the United States.

 

 

Connie Hendrix

is a painter, sculptor and teacher who creates gorgeous watercolor paintings. …is in public and private collections. She has achieved signature status of the Southern Watercolor Society and the Tennessee Watercolor Society. She offers group and private classes. Connie is also a prominent stone sculptor and exhibits at the annual Loveland Sculpture In The Park Show. Her work is represented in galleries throughout the US and is in public and private collections. Her marble angel can be seen as you pass the Marble Community Church.