Bergsma comes to Through the Looking Glass |

Bergsma comes to Through the Looking Glass

Nationally known artist and illustrator Jody Bergsma will sign her work at Through the Looking Glass book store in Glenwood Springs from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24.

Bergsma began drawing as a young girl. Her imaginative monsters and dragons and wide-eyed children set the stage for her later work.

Bergsma began painting professionally at 15, selling her watercolors at local art shows. In fact, her sales funded most of her education. Her recognizable style, “Dream Keepers,” portrays a magical world of peace and harmony that celebrates family, friendship, parenthood and love. Each piece, whether a lithograph, magnet or art card, has a theme expressed by an endearing verse.

Another style, “Natural Elements,” was inspired by a childhood trip to the San Juan Islands and reflects her love of the natural world.

Her work has also been influenced by her respect for Native American tradition and she incorporates totem images from Indian folklore into her work.

She has completed commissioned work for Universal Studios, Sea World, Busch Gardens and the Franklin Mint.

Her company, Bergsma Gallery, now employs a staff of 20 and includes a warehouse, production facility and 7,500-square-foot gallery.

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