Jerolyn Dirks at Livingston Pilates 110 W Callender St www.livingstonpilates.com
Artist Jerolyn Dirks My first creative passion was capturing the ocean and tidal pools in watercolor while also working in scrimshaw to help fund my art degree from UCLA. A short career in illustration followed but ended after I met my husband, and we moved to Montana. For 30 years we have lived on a homestead near Bozeman. The landscape of our “back yard” from Yellowstone Park to the Bridger Mountains has inspired my work. The transition to oils and an endless variety of landscape was the catalyst for a new creative direction - and I’ve never looked back.
We have a menagerie of animals which include three paint horses. Vanessa Shaw, the owner of Livingston Pilates, is also a talented ferrier who has done the manicures on our three steeds for several years! So, it was a natural collaboration - she had walls in her new studio and I had work to exhibit. I look forward to sharing with the Livingston area my love of Montana and the paintings this state inspires.