Anne Gifford the Artist

“As the artistic perspective of my youth makes its metamorphosis into the vantage point of a seasoned elder, I rejoice, remember, and renew. Imagery, like a pictorial journal, has chronicled my journey thus far. I reflect with gratitude upon the life of creative expression that I have been so blessed to enjoy, and look forward with anticipation to that which is yet to emerge.”

Anne began her career as a silkscreen artist. After 25 years of printmaking, she now works with watercolor where she builds successive layers of color to create her vibrant, rich, and detailed paintings. She has lived in Boulder since 1976 and finds inspiration in the natural beauty of Colorado. On her many walks and hikes throughout the area, Anne is always on the lookout for new imagery. Light, shadows, rocks, water, mountains, canyons, wildlife and whimsy are all part of Anne’s subject matter and she brings her own unique vision to her work.

When not painting landscapes, she turns to creating whimsical images of various scenes from her imagination, ranging from portraying the quiet corners of people's lives to cartoon like characters who have resided in her mind for a long time. 

She is an award winning artist and the eight time poster artist for the Bolder Boulder 10K Memorial Day Race, one of the largest road races in the United States.

It is her intent for those who view her art to experience the happiness she felt as she created each of her paintings.


Bolder Boulder 10K Race Posters - Check with Artist for Availability
Bolder Boulder 2018

Bolder Boulder 2018

40th Anniversary
Bolder Boulder 2009 10K Race by Anne Gifford

Bolder Boulder 2009
Bolder Boulder 2008 10K Race by Anne Gifford

Bolder Boulder 2008
Bolder Boulder 2007 10K Race by Anne Gifford

Bolder Boulder 2007

Bolder Boulder 2000 10K Race by Anne Gifford

Bolder Boulder 2000

Bolder Boulder 1999 10K Race by Anne Gifford

Bolder Boulder 1999
Bolder Boulder 1998 10K Race by Anne Gifford

Bolder Boulder 1998
Bolder Boulder 1988 10K Race by Anne Gifford

Bolder Boulder 1988
A  W  A  R  D  S
Eternal Vigil-First Place Winner EPA-Region 8-Denver-CO by Anne Gifford

"Eternal Vigil"

First Place Winner

Environmental Protection Agency
Region 8, Denver, Colorado

After the Rain at Stearns Lake Boulder County Parks and Recreation 4oth Aninnversary Winner by Anne Gifford

"After the Rain at Stearns Lake"

Boulder County Parks and Recreation
40th Anniversary Winner

Lilacs at Walker Ranch Boulder County Commisioners 150th Anniversary Purchase Prize by Anne Gifford

"Lilacs at Walker Ranch"

Winner of the

Boulder County Commissioners

150th Anniversary Purchase Award

2011 Inaugural Plein Air Art Exhibit


1980 - 2020     Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery
                        Artist-owner, exhibitor

2009 - 2020     Louisville Art Association, Juried Annual
                        Fine Art Exhibition

2000 - 2020     Open Studios Juried Art Event
                        Boulder, Colorado

2018 - 2020     Selected as the Juror for the Louisville and
                        Longmont Art Associations’ Annual Member           

2019       Selected for a two person exhibition National
               Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
               Boulder, Colorado

2015      "After the Rain at Stearns Lake"
               Boulder County Parks and Open Space 40th Anniversary  

2015       Boulder Art Association Juried Exhibition
               Honorable Mention for watercolor "Rainy Day at the Farm"

2014       NCAR "Fresh A.I.R." Juried Exhibition
               Boulder, CO

2013       Boulder Art Association and Dairy Center for the Arts
               Juried Exhibition
               Honorable Mention for watercolor, "Inside My Cabin at
               Caribou Ranch"
2012       Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Juried Exhibition
               Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO

2012       Boulder County Artist-in-Residence Program
               Selected as one of five artists to be offered a residence at
               Caribou Ranch Open Space

2011       Inaugural Plein Air Art Exhibit of Boulder County
               Boulder County Commissioners 150th Anniversary
               Purchase Award

2011       Voices VI: Perspectives of the Artistic Soul
               City of Boulder's Joint Youth-Adult Juried Exhibition

2010       "Color-Ado" Boulder Art Association Juried
               Show, Boulder, CO

2010       Featured Artist with special showings at:
               St. John's Episcopal Church, Boulder, CO
               Creative Framing Gallery, Louisville, CO
               First Congregational Church, Boulder, CO
               Golden West Gallery, Boulder, CO

2008       "Spirit of Chautauqua" Boulder Art Association Juried Show
               Honorable Mention for watercolor, "Plum Blossoms"

2008       Denver International Airport Juried Exhibition "See the West
               Like a Local",
               Denver, CO

My paintings are available as fine art prints in a variety of sizes, framed and unframed. Please visit my gallery at Fine Art America / Pixels to order high quality prints

             and greeting cards, tote bags and other products