Colorful offerings of art set show pace

Pueblo West artist Maureen Keenan-Mason currently has an art show at Rawlings Library in Pueblo called Just Animals and is excited to share the large, colorful offerings with the community.

“I seemed to be doing a lot of animal art lately, so I gathered up a few more and put it all together,” Keenan-Mason said.

“The people at Rawlings are sometimes looking for artists to show and they’re great to work with.”

The show features a variety of large paintings and small ceramics, all animal themed.


The canvases are 24-by-24 at a minimum, she said.

“They’re huge and colorful. Simple, not too complex,” she said.

“You don’t have to think too hard about them or anything, and everybody seems to get a kick out of them.”

Keenan-Mason, who has been in Pueblo West for six years, said art is very therapeutic, and because she loves animals she’s created a lot of animal art recently.

The ceramics include horsehair dishes and fish, dog and bird-themed items.

The paintings are oils and acrylic pieces.

The show is on the second floor of the Rawlings Library and will be there through mid-November.

“The library has had positive feedback, with people enjoying the color and the animals, and children on field trips love it, because it’s easy on the eye and just fun,” Keenan-Mason said.

“They do such a great job at our libraries,” she said of all the art on display at various locations. “I love seeing it from everybody, and the kids and the teens.

“It’s wonderful.”

Keenan-Mason has won awards for her work judged at various art shows, the Colorado State Fair, as well as wine harvest and county fairs.

Her work has also been displayed at antique stores, banks, libraries, galleries, restaurants and other businesses, as well as participated in a nationally traveling art exhibit.

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