Tag Archives: My Blue Heaven

Feeling good

The increased sunlight and everything bursting into bloom makes life more than tolerable. Also, I have a painting in a private collection somewhere on the East coast, rubbing its scruffy little shoulders with a couple Leonard Baskins and a Georges Roualt. I could die tonight and be happy.

Doors Open Denver

If you’re out and about peeking into buildings as part of the Doors Open Denver tour this weekend, please stop by Citizen Pictures at 2800 Speer Boulevard. It’s an unusual space (the roof fascinates me) and I’m pleased to have several paintings hanging on their walls right now.

From the website:

Doors Open Denver is an annual celebration of Denver’s built environment and design. During the free two-day event, you can tour the spectacular buildings you see every day but may never have entered. You will truly experience and develop a new appreciation for your home town and the sites that comprise Denver’s rich architectural landscape.

One of the buildings on the tour this weekend is Citizen Pictures.

Citizen Pictures – Base2Studios


Urban Adventure: D

2800 N. Speer Blvd.

SAT 10AM – 4PM

Architect: C.J. Wires

This 1946 warehouse and plastics factory now houses a company that produces graphics and animations that have been aired on such networks as Animal Planet, Food Network, and Military Channel. Renovations marry high-tech applications with original floors and façade. Also notable are the gabled roof and glass ceiling in the kitchen. Featured art pieces are by C.T. Nelson Katie Hoffman!


Year Built: 1946

Green Features: Energy efficient lights, recycling program

Photography Allowed: Yes

Services Provided: Disabled access, public restrooms, free parking

I have about 20 paintings hanging in this very interesting building, thanks to the wonderful Brianna Martray and the nice folks at Citizen Pictures. One of the paintings hanging there is My Blue Heaven, pictured below.