Caitlin Rice    Artist

I was born in Asheville, NC in 1953 while my parents were going to Black Mountain College, an extremely avant garde art school. I spent the first year of my life living there surrounded by some of the most influential artists of the time. I can't help but feel that some of that rubbed off on me, giving me a deep and lifelong love of art.
We moved to So.California and my siblings and I were raised in Topanga Canyon; a rural community in LA county where many artists of all kinds made their homes . We lived a creative and farm style life with gardens for vegetables and baking our own bread and lots of animals to care for.
I have done art work since I was small, drawing and painting mostly; taking classes from the local artists in the community. I lived in Topanga for 47 years and in 2000 when my two children were grown and off to their own lives I moved to Boulder, CO where I began to work more seriously on my painting. I moved from representational work to abstract painting which I find exhilarating and freeing. I use acrylic paint on canvas and pallet knives and paintbrushes...
I have been experimenting with creating textures by using varying layers of paint; which works with reflecting the light, which creates movement.
Movement and Light... that is what excites me the most in painting.
My work has been shown at the Student Art League of Denver Summer Art Market where I won an award and was given a gallery show at the Niza Knoll Gallery with the 6 other winning artists. Also at the Boulder Library Gallery, Open Studios Boulder, and at First Fridays at Cedar Studios in Boulder. I have an upcoming show in May 2017 with 2 other women at the Rembrandt Gallery, Boulder.