the Artists

This duo met in college and the adventure hasn't stopped.  Their pairing gives a whole new breathe to the sculpture realm. Two brains are better than one!

 
 
Wesley Blossom, Grand Mesa, Colorado

Wesley Blossom, Grand Mesa, Colorado

Wesley Blossom

Sculptor

BFA Sculpture

Born and raised in Colorado, Wes is fifth generation Colorado native. He comes from a family of hard working mountain folk. His father is a journeyman carpenter and his mother is self employed.  After high school, Wes went to work doing framing on houses, continuing on to dirt work before deciding to go to college. Going from Grand Junction, Colorado to Buena Vista, Colorado to Gunnison, Colorado Wes graduated in 2011 from Western State Colorado University. 

 Wes handcrafts stunning steel works. His works show the industrial nature of steel and coalesces it with the organic. His love of the outdoors and goals of sustainable life drive him to create and recreate extraordinary sights, beautiful wildlife and imagery from his life.  By fishing the reservoirs and hiking the endless hills of the Colorado Rockies Wes has been able to create what is so aesthetically desired from nature and make it timeless.

Whether Wes' created a glistening fall aspen or a Greek goddess in full armor it is industrial and yet aesthetically organic.  His unique combination of the two realms of industrial and organic make for a timeless experience that will maintain through generations.  His work is a true visual illustration of today's artist, or at least what it should be. His distinctive style is reflective of a traditional small town raising and an audacious exploratory spirit.  Wes' legs take him on treks that consist of countless miles and end in pockets full of rocks and packs of racks but his eyes are ceaselessly soaking in the beautiful sights to be seen. This translates into the aesthetic he is loved and sought for.  His eye and talent to create an organic aesthetic in his industrial medium is even more astonishing knowing it materializes through a handheld hammer and torch. He seeks to be a modern day blacksmith with the objective of fine art in mind.


kylene miller

Artist

BFA Ceramics/ BA Art History

Kylene is an Alaska born, Colorado raised artist. She graduated with honors from Western State Colorado University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Ceramics and a Bachelor of Art in Art History. She worked her way through school in the restaurant industry and did so on and off after school.  She worked for a year as a production artist for Sara Gabriel and also did a year as a lead bud tender in a retail shop in Denver.  In 2016 Kylene went to Denali National Park for three months waiting tables and exploring her home state. After National Park hopping and her first successful large game hunt a studio opportunity arose.

Her ceramic art varies from the textural world of nature to the smooth curves of the female nude.  Kylene's is also accomplished in a variety of other mediums.  Her degree is in ceramics and she will always hold mud in the highest regards. At present the facilities necessary for the production of her beloved medium have yet to be afforded. In order to keep her active and talented mind occupied Kylene has been creating a plethora of two dimensional design works. She has completed oil pastels, pin and ink drawings, water color paintings and the awe inspiring bubble pictures.  She continues on to be Wes' art manager, and the backbone of Muddy Steel.

 

This duo works and travels to expand their aesthetic knowledge and love of nature.  Your support and patronage is immediately felt and allows for the continuation of the art they make. Thank you for your continued love and interest in Muddy Steel Studios.

Many thanks are due to these and many more fine patrons: Don and Shannon Blossom, Doug and Kay Miller, Kevin and Katelyn Voake, Frank and Sarah Cutrona, Glen Haney, Bill and Taylor McGrath, Dr. Heather Orr, Dr. Al Caniff and Chase Hutchison.

The images of artwork shown are the intellectual property of the Muddy Steel artists and only they maintain the rights to reproduce and or copy it.

Kylene Miller, entrance to Denali National Park, Alaska 

Kylene Miller, entrance to Denali National Park, Alaska 


Thanks 

Many thanks are due to these and many more fine patrons: Don and Shannon Blossom, Doug and Kay Miller, Kevin and Katelyn Voake, Frank and Sarah Cutrona, Glen Haney, Bill and Taylor McGrath, Dr. Heather Orr, Dr. Al Caniff and Chase Hutchison.

The images of artwork shown are the intellectual property of the Muddy Steel artists and only they maintain the rights to reproduce and or copy it.