Estes Park Studio Tour
November 24-25, Fri/Sat, 10-4pm
#1 Amy Fox
930 Old Ranger Drive
First left turn after the Elkhorn Lodge. Please park in the lower side yard or off street.
Amy has a passion for fabric, needle, and thread. She creates wearable art and home decorations; her primary interest is in fabric surface design using dyes, paints, thread, and gathered ephemera. Amy is a fifth generation quilter from a pioneer family. She has strong roots in the great prairie, and gets her inspiration from nature, architecture, and stories. While you are here, visit Aspenhof Studio, a recording studio owned by Amy’s husband Curtis.
#2 Karol Mack
214 Spruce Dr.
Park in the Spruce Lot off Elkhorn Ave. Walk one house up the hill.
Karol Mack is recognized as one of the foremost interpreters of the Western Landscape. Her paintings evoke the essence and beauty of the natural world. They range from large renderings of the majestic Rocky Mountains to intimate vignettes of aspens, streams, waterfalls, and meadows.
#3 Karen Barnett
3340 Glacier Dr.
Parking in front of house. Winding dirt road, follow the signs. The view is worth it.
Karen Barnett is an abstract and realism painter and ceramicist. Her mediums vary from oil and mixed media to clay and pastels. Although she did not graduate with a degree in art, She considers herself a self-taught artist who is fortunate to have a handful of gifted mentors along the way.
#4 Wade Johnston
1054 Lexington Ln.
Easy approach off Hwy 7 onto Lexington Ln. (across from Golf Course); street parking available.
Wade’s artwork ranges from symbolically driven spirit animals to psychedelic posters, from beer labels to (why not?) snorkeling birds. Some of his style and inspiration is taken from work as a geologist and tattoo artist. Wade is an artist, brewer, and co-owner of Lumpy Ridge Brewing Company. “I am living and playing out my childhood dreams in real time". - Wade
#5 Karen McPherson
2930 Little Valley Rd.
Dirt road, off-road mountain parking. Future site of clay classes and workshops.
Karen makes coil and slab-built ceramics inspired by the landscape of the Rocky Mountains. They are quick, intuitive and playful; their surfaces can be rough and jagged or worn slick like a weathered rock. She grew up on this hillside where she is building a studio for community clay classes.
#6 John Lynch
180 Chalet Ridge Ct.
Chalet Ridge Ct. is just south of the intersection of Mary’s Lake Road and Hwy 7.
John is a wood turner; he has lived in Estes Park since 1984. His experience ranges from furniture restoration, to custom design and one-of-a-kind furniture pieces. The challenge in wood turning is to find the characteristics that Mother Nature has placed in the wood and draw them out, adding pyrography and color.