Teresa KC Golden Artist Reception:
Friday, January 10. 4 - 7 pm
From elk roaming the vast valley floors to bighorn sheep skipping across the steep mountain peaks, from the mighty bald eagle to the playful chipmunk, Teresa Golden captures the wildlife-rich environment of the Gunnison Valley with awe, reverence and a strong connection to the divine.
About the Artist
Gunnison photographer Teresa Golden began her love of her art as a young child, influenced by many family members. Her grandfather showed her “mountain scenery” photography books at the tender age of four years old. Her parents gave her a Nikon camera for her sixteenth birthday and her grandmother saw a ‘living spirit’ in her photographs encouraging her to find a venue to share her work.
In the wildlife rich environment of the Gunnison Valley, able to hike the high Rockies, camp in remote places, and observe the vastness of nature, Teresa found home. While the seemingly endless mountains are filled with birds like bald eagles, blue heron and the osprey, it is the big skies that invite evenings of fascinating and colorful photographic sunsets. Big game animals such as elk are seen roaming the vast valley floors and bighorn sheep skip across the steep mountain peaks drawing one to look in awe. Yet, there is something to marvel at the grace of a doe or buck cresting a hilltop in silent beauty. To her photographic eye even the smaller critters like chipmunks, rabbits and squirrels are a delight to capture in their more playful aspects of nature.
Teresa considers herself a “texture photographer” today. She loves to take pictures of landscapes, sunsets and action wildlife but all with an eye for the texture in the scene. A sunset is beautiful. However, when you add a tree, a horse or a mountain panorama, then a regular sunset becomes “The Glowing Vista.” Likewise, a bald eagle is pretty and captivating to view on a branch. Yet when captured flying over a flowing river, the bird becomes “A Mighty Hunter,” powerful and compelling to watch swooping a fish from the waters.
With a strong spiritual connection to the sacred divine, she is inspired by God to use her photography as a presentation of the precious living world we live in. The spirit of God is alive and active in all of creation. She hopes that her photos will inspire you to feel the deep love of God when you look into the soft eyes of a deer, instead of hunt it. It is her desire that you marvel at the agility of a bighorn, and feel your spirit lift as you watch an eagle soar upwards towards the heavens. She hopes that we learn to treasure all life and create a more peaceful world.