By Bonnie Gangelhoff
ART EDUCATION: Bachelor of fine arts from Brigham Young University in Rexburg, ID.
STYLE: A blend between impressionism and realism.
MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: My studio is open to the public and people come through as I paint.
SECOND-CHOICE CAREER: Architect. That’s what I started going to school for because I didn’t know you could make money as an artist.
BEST ADVICE RECEIVED: To thine own self be true.
CREATIVE SPARK: I’m very visually oriented. That’s why I moved to Idaho, for the scenery. Scenery and design are my two major inspirations. For my figurative work I like to set up models until something strikes me as a natural and attractive design.
PRICE RANGE: $500 to $4,000.
GALLERIES: Hueys Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM; Jack Dennis’ Wyoming Gallery, Jackson, WY; Hole in the Wall Gallery, Ennis, MT; Mountain House, McCall, ID; www.albinveselkafineart.blogspot.com.
Featured in our annual “21 Under 31” article in September 2009