About Micki Colbeck
Micki Colbeck is a musician and naturalist as well as an artist. Her lifelong interest in science and nature is always present in her paintings. The forces of nature – water and rocks and light have become her latest obsession.
At Webster College in the early 70s she studied with Phil Sultz, who in those days created huge abstract expressionist paintings. Ever the figurative painter, she absorbed a lot from him about color, brushstroke, and the organic experience of painting. It is after all just paint, one’s interpretation of visual life.
Micki earned her graduate and undergraduate degrees in studio art and art education from Webster College, in St. Louis. For nineteen years, while raising her two children, she taught art in the public schools of Missouri. In 1997 she moved to Strafford. Her life in Vermont has been rich and varied. After a few years as a farm-hand, she became the Community liaison for the Full Moon Cafe until its closing in 2003. Building a studio in 2004, she began painting daily, and exhibiting throughout the Upper Valley and beyond. She is a member of AVA Gallery, and is a co-curator at Open Museum. Her paintings can be found at Long River Studios in Lyme, NH, the Barnard Inn in Vermont, and at her studio in Strafford. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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