Anne Gifford

“As the artistic perspective of my youth makes its metamorphosis into the vantage point of a seasoned elder, I rejoice, remember, and renew. Imagery, like a pictorial journal, has chronicled my journey thus far. I reflect with gratitude upon the life of creative expression that I have been so blessed to enjoy, and look forward with anticipation to that which is yet to emerge.”

Anne began her career as a silkscreen artist. After 25 years of printmaking, she now works with watercolor where she builds successive layers of color to create her vibrant, rich, and detailed paintings. She has lived in Boulder since 1976 and finds inspiration in the natural beauty of Colorado. On her many walks and hikes throughout the area, Anne is always on the lookout for new imagery. Light, shadows, rocks, water, mountains, canyons, wildlife and whimsy are all part of Anne’s subject matter and she brings her own unique vision to her work. 

When not painting landscapes, she turns to creating whimsical images of various scenes from her imagination, ranging from portraying the quiet corners of people's lives to cartoon like characters who have resided in her mind for a long time.  

She is an award winning artist and the eight time poster artist for the Bolder Boulder 10K Memorial Day Race, one of the largest road races in the United States. 

It is her intent for those who view her art to experience the happiness she felt as she created each of her paintings.


Available Works

28 items

Universal Love


17.5 x 14.5" / Watercolor / An Ecuadorian mother carries her young children as she makes her way through the local marketplace. Her load is heavy, but there is love in her eyes. We are all so diffe...

Summer Evening, South ...


13x16" / Original Watercolor / Framed /A small building from the past that has survived the passage of time on South Boulder Road.

Peaceful Pasture


15" x 23" / As I took an early morning walk at one of my favorite places, Ghost Ranch in New Mexico, I came across these unshorn sheep enjoying the springtime pasture. I stood and watched them for ...

Red Rocks Amphitheatre


15" x 23" / One of the most fabulous places in Colorado if not anywhere in the world to see a concert is at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Morrison, Colorado. In this painting, if you look careful...

A Different Kind of Fire


18 x 21" / Original Watercolor / Framed "A Different Kind of Fire" offers hope in the aftermath of chaos, and is the final painting in my "Tribute to Marshall: A Journey through Healing" series. Th...

Fall Flatirons


8 x 10" / Framed archival giclee print from original watercolor / painted on site at Chautauqua Park, Boulder

Blue River


20 x 16" / Watercolor - Giclee Print

Meadow at Chautauqua G108


12 x 15" Framed archival giclée print of original watercolor.   8 x 10 and 12 x 15 print sizes available 

Fourth of July


 8 x 10" Framed archival giclée print from original watercolor.

Through All Seasons gi...


16.5 x 16" / watercolorWe all walk down this road through the seasons of our life. The foreground starts out with springtime, progressing through the years until we come to the winter vignette in t...

Parry's Primrose


21.5 x 17.5" / Framed Archival Giclee Print of Original Watercolor

Spirits of the Ancestors


15 x 23" / Framed Archival Giclee Print