Windsor artist awarded Best of Show at Art From The Heart
March 22, 2014
Windsor artist Suzette McIntyre took home multiple awards, including Best of Show, at the10th annual Art From the Heart competition in Greeley.
The Art From The Heart Reception, presented by The Greeley Art Association, took place Jan. 31 and drew a large crowd, despite the stormy weather, according to a news release from the association.
McIntyre won Best of Show for her mixed media piece titled "The Lineup." She also received third place for her piece "Aspen."
McIntyre opened The Boardwalk Gallery, 115 5th St. in Windsor in December.
All the art currently on display in the gallery is McIntyre's, who started her career in art 20 years ago as a portrait and wedding photographer. Her multimedia pieces feature scenes inspired by her surroundings, many of which are familiar to Windsor residents.
The gallery doubles as McIntyre's studio, with a space in the back where she said she does most of her work. Eventually, she plans to rotate pieces from other artists through her gallery to showcase their work.
McIntyre spent the past two years developing her five- to seven-step process she uses to create her multimedia pieces, which all start with a photograph. McIntyre scans the photo into her computer, adding layers and texture, before printing it on canvas. She adds further textures to the canvas with different materials to finish the piece.
The Boardwalk Gallery is open by appointment. To schedule a visit, call McIntyre at (937) 885-9766.