I recently was invited on a trip to Aspen with my Grammy for a week. Wow what a blast we had. Both of my Grandmothers paint, and Grammy wanted to take me on an "art trip" to Aspen, one of her favorite places. The town of Aspen has a huge respect for art. There is a new museum which was funded entirely by donations of locals. All 44 million dollars were donated. Of the top 200 art collectors in the world, 22 of them have a home in Aspen. There are over 20 galleries. These are all numbers that show how much this small town is into art. Grammy and I saw galleries by day, and we painted all night (sometimes until 1 or 2 am). It was a very memorable trip, I saw some artwork I studied in school, and was astound by a few contemporary Colorado based artists. I will always remember this trip & am very grateful for the time we got to spend together.
Jessica R. Willis
Artist of many mediums inspired by nature and philanthropy