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Vera Champlin’s paintings celebrate the natural world captured in atmospheric plein air views and colorful still lifes created from a mix of favorite flowers and collected treasures.
Ms. Champlin earned a BFA in Painting and Graphics from the University of New Hampshire in 1972. After a background in dance, pastry arts and retail, Ms. Champlin returned
to her love of watercolor in 2000 and further study. Her most influential teachers include Mary Whyte, Frank Eber and Ann Blockley. Ms. Champlin has garnered various awards
in art associations and has been featured numerous times in American Art Collector and in International Artist Publishing’s “How Did You Paint That? 100 Ways to Paint Your Favorite Subject.”
Her paintings are also featured in Deborah Forman’s Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: People and Places. For 7 years she taught ‘Inspired Watercolor’ at the Creative Arts Center in Chatham, Massachusetts.
Ms. Champlin lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband Peter and has two grown children Nell and Waldo. Nell and her husband Mark welcomed their first child Addie in
2021. Nell works as Volunteer Coordinator for the City of Lakewood’s Heritage, Culture and Arts Division in Lakewood, Colorado.
Waldo is a Senior Global Category Planner for Crocs in Broomfield, Colorado. Ms. Champlin, a former resident of Chatham, Massachusetts loves being close to family and
exploring a new life in Colorado.
My ideas about what is beautiful and what has meaning began with my grandmother. She celebrated life through her gardens, flower arrangements and love of color. I too, draw my inspiration from the seasons and each one’s unique display. Whether I am painting a still life or landscape, my preference is to paint from life with all of its sensory impressions and vital energy.