Jamie Wilke is a Colorado landscape and wildlife artist. She thrives on the varied natural beauty where she lives in the small foothills town of Palmer Lake, Colorado.
She gets her art inspiration from the rolling fields, cattle ranches and open space trails as well as from the single track trails in the Rocky Mountains and Pike National Forest just blocks from her house.
Jamie grew up in the dairy farming countryside near Appleton, Wisconsin. When she wasn’t playing sports, she was drawing on paper and painting animals on rocks every chance she could get.
Her art training consisted of attending 4-H art workshops and competing at the county fair. She also took one amazing watercolor class in college “just for fun” from watercolorist Mary Ann Beckwith while earning her Scientific & Technical Communication degree from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan.
Now Jamie works in watercolor, pastel, oil and charcoal and is thrilled to be creating art regularly and learning from other artists.
She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running, hiking, skiing, gardening and coaching youth sports.