Artist Chula Beauregard visits Cogswell Gallery in Vail Village on Friday, March 4 |

Artist Chula Beauregard visits Cogswell Gallery in Vail Village on Friday, March 4

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"Embrace," by Chula Beauregard.
Tim Murphy | Special to the Daily |

If you go …

What: Oil paintings of Chula Beauregard.

When: 1-6 p.m. Friday, March 4.

Where: Cogswell Gallery, 223 Gore Creek Drive, Vail Village.

Cost: Admission is free.

More information: Call 970-476-1769, or visit

VAIL — Cogswell Gallery will present an art show and personal appearance with Colorado oil painter Chula Beauregard on Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. The love of an outdoor lifestyle and the West have inspired Beauregard to paint en plein air. Over the years, she has captured Colorado scenes, including landscapes and sports scenes in the Vail Valley.

“I am constantly searching — for the light that hits you like a thunderbolt, for the relationship of color that sings, for the truth that I see in the world that sets everything in place,” she said. “My paintings are the fruit of my search.”

At a young age, Beauregard quickly fell in love with art as a way to explore her world. From skiing and hiking to sail boating, Beauregard shared the same passion with her mother, who longed for a life of beauty and freedom in the mountains. It was amidst her explorations of the world on a sail boating trip with her family that Beauregard’s love of painting emerged, as they spent hours documenting and exploring their appreciation of the beauty of the Caribbean through art.

Soon after, Beauregard found herself traveling to Paris to study modern art and printmaking as part of her time at Whitman College in Washington. After graduating cum laude in 1997, she followed another family tradition by volunteering with the Peace Corps, devoting two years to a small village in Gabon, Central Africa. Aside from her agriculture work, Beauregard painted for two hours every day. This work helped her to document her time in the village and also to translate her experience into something tangible.

Following Central Africa, Beauregard traveled with her sketchbook and watercolor set to other international destinations, such as Europe, Thailand, Central America, West Africa, Egypt and India. Since her return to the United States, she has spearheaded public art projects, worked as a muralist and has pursued another life passion as an art teacher in her hometown of Steamboat Springs.

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Beauregard’s perseverance and commitment to her lifelong passion of oil painting have led her to become an award-winning artist. She currently pursues her painting career in Steamboat Springs but often wanders the West with her family of two young boys and her adventure-loving husband.

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