I started painting in 2008 when I retired from my bank auditing job and rode my bike to a watercolor class at Pikes Peak Community College. On my ride to class along Fountain Creek I saw what a mess our litter and garbage can make of a waterway. I couldn’t see but could sometimes smell the effects of garbage and “stuff” in the water itself. I am pleased to paint this storm water drain to raise awareness of the need to keep pollutants out of our storm drains.
My paintings have won awards, been sold internationally and even been kicked out of a show! I won 3rd place at ArtPrize 2016, the largest art show in the world. In Colorado Springs my work is for sale at The Squash Blossom Gallery, Boulder Street Gallery and 45 Degree Gallery; online at Fine Art America and my website laurelbahe.com.
Medium type: Paint (acrylic, oil, etc.)