Kristine Van Wert

My Art is usually a result of people, narratives, and emotions. If the viewer can sit in front on one of my works and devise a story in their mind then one of my main objectives has been achieved. My husband and I live in a historic and interesting neighborhood. Much of the atmosphere seems to activate creative Art much like a collage of day to day life. What I find enjoyable is that Pastels allow the layers and mixing of colours that end in the effect of softness. Some information about my efforts in Art follow. I am however predominately self taught and exhibit a definite style.

Copyright 2017 Pikes Peak Pastel Society, P.O. Box 2443 Colorado Springs, CO 80901-2443

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Girl with Two Chairs
Rain Walkers

Girl with Two Chairs     

Rain Walkers

Time to Go Home

Time to Go Home

Trees in Winter

Mueller Park

We are Played Out

We Are Played Out

Woman in White Walking

Woman in White Walking

  • Cottonwood Art School, Colorado Springs, CO (Art Studies)
  • Business of Art School, Colorado Springs, CO (Art Studies)
  • Bemis Art School, Colorado Springs, CO (Art Studies)

  • Sheppard Art Institute, Colorado Springs, CO (Art Studies)
  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO (Art Studies)
  • Aurora Community College, Colorado Springs, CO (Associates Degree)

Personal Information


Studied Under (Instructors)

  • Gwen Fox Marketing 2012
  • Rodney Wood 2011
  • Douglas Dawson Pastel 2010
  • Bemis Art School Photo Shop 2010
  • Sparky Le Bold June 2009

  • Chris Alvarez Figure Drawing 2008
  • Howard Dutzi Pastels 2007/2008
  • Dan Schultz Oil 2007
  • Jean Houghton Pastels 2007


  • Business of Arts "Director's Choice" 2012
  • Sangre de Cristo Arts Center "Own Your Own" 2012
  • Cottonwood Center of the Arts, "Midsummer Magic Exhibit" 2012
  • High Vista Fine Art Gallery "Wet and Dry" 2012
  • Cottonwood Center for the Arts "Dia de los Muertos" 2012
  • Wild About Pastels Woodland Park 2011
  • Jewels in the Rockies Colorado Springs 2011
  • Business of Art Manitou Springs Showed majority of 2011
  • Pikes Peak Pastel Society "Members Exhibit" Feb. 2011

  • High Vista Fine Art Gallery "Wet and Dry" 2010
  • Fireside Gallery Guild Regional Show 2010
  • High Vista Fine Art Gallery "Anything Goes" 2010
  • Showed entire year at Business of Art at Manitou Springs 2010
  • Show "Dia de los Muertos" Cottonwood Art School Judge Rodney Woods 2009
  • Show "Fall in the Rockies" Warehouse Restaurant Judge Doug Dawon 3rd Place Oils Honorable Mention 2009
  • Auction BAC Pastel titled "Row Houses" 2009
  • "Kristine Van Wert Pastels and Oils" One-man show at the Business of Art Center April 3 through June 27, 2009
  • Sunny Vista Art Show C/S May 2008
  • Colorado Springs Senior Center Art Show August 2008

  • Pikes Peak Pastel Society "Pastels Plus" Pueblo June 2011
  • Pikes Peak Pastel Society "10 in 2010" 2010
  • BAC Atrium Shows 2010

Professional Affiliations

  • Pikes Peak Art Council
  • Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
  • Cottonwood Art School
  • Business of Art Center
  • Pikes Peak Pastel Society
  • Pastel Society of Colorado

  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Manitou Springs, CO
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Denver, CO

Represented by K. E. Van Wert Studio

Showing by appointment, please.