Audrey Mantooth is an artist and printmaker who focuses most of her work on environmental conservation, creating works that celebrate the beauty of nature and bring awareness to growing environmental concerns and conflicts. Her pieces are greatly influenced by her life-long love of animals and her natural and political surroundings of Colorado and her home state of Wisconsin. She often works with various techniques of printmaking, like relief, screen printing, and intaglio, but her creations sometimes lead her to work in a variety of media from watercolor and ink to digital design. Mantooth works from her studio at Artworks Loveland where she is creating new works and teaching printmaking.
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
From an early age Mantooth has been involved in her local artist communities and has focused her art on nature. After discovering the prints of Albrecht Dürer and Yoshida Hiroshi, she became inspired and went on to learn the art of printmaking, later receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Print and Narrative Forms from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
Throughout her artistic career Mantooth has dedicated herself to the pursuit of skill, precision, and coherence in her work, and believes in using art as a means to advocate change. From her studio she has continued to work on these goals, and now that she has her own press, she feels unstoppable; exploring more printmaking styles and techniques and furthering her environmentally based art, influenced not only by Colorado landscapes, but the current politically charged atmosphere surrounding environmental policy.
Mantooth welcomes a visit to her studio anytime, and lives for lively conversation. So stop by and take a look around studio 102 the next time you find yourself in Loveland.