Meet Cliff Austin, In Plein Sight 2016

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Morning Walk by Cliff Austin

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Cliff Austin, Aurora, Colorado



Cliff Austin is a graduate of Denver Institute of Technology and The Rocky Mountain School of Art.

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Walk About by Cliff Austin


An award-winning Colorado artist, Cliff has been painting and illustrating since 1980 and is affiliated with several Colorado art organizations including the Pastel Society of Colorado, Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Oil Painters of America and American Impressionists Society. His work can be seen at Arts At Denver Fine Art Gallery, Denver, CO, Cornflower Boutique and Gallery, Frisco, CO and Grand Lake art gallery, Grand Lake, CO.


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The Twins by Cliff Austin


The core of Cliff’s art is the relationship of light on shape using line and tone and color as it wraps and flows around the landscape, cityscape and figures. His work can be described as colorful, impressionistic and abstract.

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Michelle Poolet

PLAN Jeffco Board Member. Michelle Poolet is a relative new-comer to PLAN Jeffco, but not to the world of volunteer work. She has been on the Board of PLAN Jeffco since 2008, and in that time has worked hard to ensure the success of various PJ conferences and events. She is part of the PLAN Jeffco web content subcommittee, and liaisons between the PLAN Jeffco Board and the Open Space Advisory Committee. Her “day job” is as President and Chief Enterprise Architect of Mount Vernon Data Systems, a BBB A+ accredited database consulting company. Michelle lives on Lookout Mountain, in unincorporated JeffCo, with her best pal, TessaRose the collie, with whom she enjoys daily trekking in the forests.

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