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Top Up-and-Coming Artists In Denver

Denver is quickly becoming a hot destination for artists and creative types from around the globe. The scenic beauty, the history, the people, all of the things that make Denver unique also inspire hundreds of working artists every day. As new artists premier at galleries or online, Denver continues to inspire the next round. Today, these five tremendously talented artists are people to be watching; their art speaks for itself and it will speak to you.
Hannah's Art

Hannah Walker
At the CoArt Gallery
846 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
(405) 627-7920

Hannah Walker moved to Denver in 2006 and immediately fell in love. She was inspired by the history and the people that surrounded her in the Mile High City. Walker works primarily in pastels, creating colorful images of people or things that have inspired her. Her work is highly imaginative, creative and colorful, as she brings snapshots of these various focuses to life. A look deeper and each portrait tells it's own story.

Related: Top Spots For Public Art In Denver

Spinadoodles - Sam Spina
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Sam Spina

The Sunday comics are as much a part of Americana as apple pie, and yet, it seems the art of comics is fading away. However, Spinadoodles is still alive and well, bringing a creative eye and a giggle to those that are lucky enough to find it. Created by Sam Spina, Spinadoodles are published in the Colorado Daily in Boulder or available on his website. Spina's four-panel comic strips usually come from his own life and often refer to experiences from his job as a waiter.

Joseph Coniff - Speaker
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Joseph Coniff
at Rule Gallery
3340 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 777-9473

Joseph Coniff is a conceptual artist making a huge name for himself in Denver. He was recently awarded the Best Emerging Artist Show from Westword's 2012 Best of Denver, and one look at his work makes it very easy to see why. Coniff's art is fascinating, taking modern objects or well-known pieces and making a statement or allowing them to speak to the viewer. His work is equal parts interesting and funny, and definitely worth a visit.

Related: Top Iconic Works Of Art In Denver

Sabin Aell
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Sabin Aell
at Walker Fine Art
300 W 11th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 355-8955

Sabin Aell works in a variety of mediums; mixed media, photography, installations, film, painting, light and jewelry. The one thing that unites all of her work, however, is her keen eye and vivid imagination. Whether making a statement or being inspired by everyday objects, Aell brings a beauty to all of her creations. As Aell explains, "My art is a fervent play with concealed meaning and a language other than words."

Brian Bailey
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Brian Bailey

You have probably already seen Brian Bailey's work. Bailey is a commercial photographer specializing in Colorado sports and active lifestyle photography. His amazing shots have been featured throughout the country. Most recently, Bailey was the photographer for the Beaver Creek Winter and Summer advertising campaign. However, you do not have to watch for ads to see this incredibly talented photographer, as there is a huge selection of his work on his website. His sports and active-lifestyle photographs defy the laws of gravity and showcase just how far he is willing to go to capture the perfect picture.

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Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at

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