Art of Nathan Segovia & Valerie Rose at Bonfire Coffee

Stop by Bonfire Coffee on Main Street, Carbondale in May or June to see the artwork of Nathan Segovia and Valerie Rose. Originally from the West Coast with many miles between here and there, Nathan is a self-taught freelance artist, calligrapher, photographer and woodworker whose work has always had a few things in common: Nature, big color, and bold lines. Finding inspiration in the intersections of science, design and the environment, his work echoes places and objects that transcend specificity through abstract forms, use of high contrast colors and blending of proprietary production techniques to create images which are just as fresh as they are familiar. 

Currently based in Carbondale, Nathan also makes the frames for his own work and other artists in the valley, including the giant 4×8 piece in the next room. Besides the occasional paint accent, the natural detail of the wood is created with patient torch fire instead of chemical stains to bring out uniquely deep tones and nuances of the grain. He accepts commissions for art and custom woodwork, murals and signage and will soon be teaching calligraphy in town at the Launchpad. viadesignbuild.com  or  viadesignbuild@gmail.com

Valerie Rose is a muralist and an illustrator. She was raised in California by deaf parents and is deaf in one ear. Sign language is her native language. She has always loved to draw, but it was her move to Nicaragua in 2016, where she found herself as an artist. She loves drawing illustrations and comics with india ink, occasionally combining them with watercolors. She started painting murals 18 months ago and has since painted 21 walls. 17 of her 21 murals can be found in Nicaragua. She helped open The Art Warehouse in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. She now resides in Carbondale, Colorado, where she is still painting murals, making illustrations, and teaching American Sign Language. All of her work is done by hand. hellovalerierose.com