Jamie Wilke is an active artist, mom of two amazing children, avid trail runner and enthusiastic gardener. 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 Tech University in Houghton, Michigan.
Now Jamie works in charcoal, oil and watercolor and is thrilled to be creating art regularly and learning from other artists, including Carol Artis and Robert Gray. She also enjoys skiing, hiking, coaching youth sports and remodeling her 1970s home with her smart and talented husband Jeff.