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Discover Broomfield

A Local Artist's Ties to Japan

Local Broomfield artist Linden Kirby entered his ”Discover Broomfield” painting (above) into the Broomfield Days poster contest. Although it did not win, Kirby would find his “abstract mosaic,” which depicts 10 different sites of life in and around Broomfield, would later be chosen by a Broomfield delegation and presented to the mayor of Ueda, Nagano, Japan, which is Broomfield’s sister city. 

Kirby, a native of Ohio but a Colorado resident for 49 years, first grew roots in Broomfield when planting Good News Community Church in 1980, which still serves Broomfield from its home on 136th Ave. Watercolor is Kirby’s primary medium, but he enjoys the challenge of new media and techniques that improve the quality and enjoyment of art. He states that he “... finds inspiration most often in the beauty of God’s creation, so landscapes, trees, and nature are my favorite subjects.”

Kirby believes that art touches the heart when it tells a story, evokes an emotion, or brings back a memory. Linden also enjoys teaching workshops, giving demonstrations for art clubs, and encouraging other artists. To learn more, head to ArtByLinden.com.

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