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About Me

mISSY bORDEN

Professional Artist | 'Missy Borden Art' Owner

Standing in front of the easel, a stick of graphite in one hand and my eyes gently closed, I begin. Next, comes the mark making which is based purely on intuition and whatever is currently stirring in my soul. My eyes open and I’m intrigued by the scribbles of jagged lines and swooping marks that sprawl across the panel. I close my eyes again and sense where the dark and light values will be and what colors seem to be tangled up in the image I see in my mind. Taking mental notes of what I feel and ‘see’, I continue to add layers of acrylic paint much in the same way, but this time with my eyes open. A composition begins to emerge born out of the freedom from sight and judgment and I am well on my way.

A technique I have recently developed uses a coat of clear gel medium between the layers of acrylic paint, graphite, and water soluble crayons. Any medium that is applied atop the cured gel medium casts a small shadow onto the layers beneath. This thick and transparent medium adds depth to my paintings and each has at least three to four coats added throughout the process. 

I paint for the purpose of reflection, exploration, patience and healing. If I have lost myself while painting, I know I have been successful.

A LITTLE MORE ABOUT ME...


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & Press

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023 Hope Wonder Awe. Pine Moon Fine Art Gallery, Steamboat Springs, Colorado 

2022 Duality Encore. Rumor Designs, Steamboat Springs, Colorado  

2022 Secret Language. Pine Moon Fine Art Gallery, Steamboat Springs, Colorado 

2021 The Overlooked. Pine Moon Fine Art Gallery, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

PRESS 

2023 Steamboat Today. “Artist Missy Borden Bids Farewell to the Yampa Valley” 

2022 Shoutout Colorado. 'Meet Missy Borden".

2022 Yampa Valley Arts and Culture Guide. Volume 16 Ed. 2  

2022 Steamboat Today. “Murals bring magic to Steamboat’s Diagon Alley” 

2022 Steamboat Today. “High School Students display artwork for First Friday” 

2021 House and Garden UK Magazine. The Art Edit 

2021 Steamboat Today. “Steamboat Mom…is artist to watch” 

2020 Curatorial Voulme.3 Leaders in Contemporary Art. Capsules Publishing

Education & Representation

EDUCATION
AA Fine Art Colorado Mountain College, Alpine Campus, Steamboat Springs, Colorado honors, phi theta kappa

PAST REPRESENTATION

Pine Moon Fine Art Gallery, Steamboat
Springs, CO 
 

Red West Contemporary Gallery, Steamboat Springs, CO

Awards & RELATED eXPERIENCES

AWARDS

2021 Winter Park Art Trail Finalist. Winter Park, Colorado 

2021 BoldBrush Art Contest. 2nd place Abstract 

2020 Honorable Mention. Plein Air Event. Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

2017 Cover Art. First Friday Artwalk Guide. Steamboat Springs, Colorado 

2017 Main Street of Steamboat Award. Plein Air Event. Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

RELATED EXPERIENCES

2023-Present Art Handler. Art Working Fine Art Services. Denver, Colorado

2022 You Out Loud. Missy Borden Studio. Steamboat Springs, Colorado

2022 Unhindered Vision. Missy Borden Studio. Steamboat Springs, Colorado

2017 Artist Studio Tour. Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts. Steamboat Springs, Colorado

2014-2019 4th of July Fireworks Crew T-shirt Design, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

2013 Artist Studio Tour. Steamboat Art Museum. Steamboat Springs, Colorado

2012 Oil Painting Workshop, Studio Em. Steamboat Springs, Colorado

2010-2013 AP Artist Mentor. Steamboat Springs High School, Steamboat Springs, Colorado 

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