Grand County Artist: Elizabeth Kurtak

Elizabeth Kurtak at work in her gallery this year.
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Gallery Location:

201 Eisenhower Drive Fraser

What is your day like when working on your art?

Painting outdoors in summer is as romantic and fun as people think. I take my dog, and a couple of peanut butter sandwiches. We walk in the woods until we find something great, and sit down and work. Bugs and hot sun aside, it is really cool. Studio work is less romantic, but still fun. Beginning a piece can be tough. I screw around a lot and procrastinate. Sometimes I work on ridiculous unrelated cleaning projects. Finally, I’ll get disgusted with myself and begin. Mornings are definitely my most productive time, because I can work uninterrupted, and in privacy. I love drinking coffee and working in pajamas with a favorite movie or show on as background noise. I tend my fire and my pets cheer me on.

What is the best part of being an artist in Grand County?

Sharing a vision of what I think is worth noticing or what is beautiful with others. When I do a good job, they see it’s cool and important and want to love and protect it, too.

This is the first story of an on-going Arts in Grand County feature in the Sky-Hi News. Know an amazing local artist please email:

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