Vail Valley artist to exhibit at Westin Saturday in Avon
Vail CO Colorado
AVON – Keri Hays has always been creative, looking for ways to express herself through art. She is inspired by an admiration of the feminine form and a passion for nature. Hays will display her art at the Westin Riverfront Resort Saturday afternoon from 4 to 10 p.m.
A Colorado native, Hays has lived in the Vail Valley for eight years and has developed her artistic skills completely on her own.
“I started with mosaic and tile, learned how to paint faux finishes, and over the years have experimented with different mediums until I fell in love with the art of body casting,” said Hays. “I belly-casted myself when we were expecting our first daughter, Savara, and then wanted to help others create a lasting memory of that special time in their lives. The process of casting people has now evolved into life size bodies that are incorporated into unique mixed media art pieces.”
Nature plays an essential part in the dimensional art she creates with vibrant colors and organic shapes and forms. Her favorite mediums include plaster, gauze, plywood, texture and acrylic paint.
“I am thankful to be able to capture the beauty I see surrounding me, and to transform the shapes and colors into a lasting impression,” said Hays.
“This is a celebration of all our veterans have done for us,” said Pat Hammon with the local VFW Post, who served as a nurse in Vietnam. “It’s not a time for sadness.”