Image by Asher Ward

The founding artists

The Frisco Art Collective is owned and operated by two local mountain women. You can learn a bit more about each of us below. As Summit County locals, our art is heavily influenced by the mountain landscapes we love. But, as you will see when you visit, we each see it through a different lens, leading to art in a wide variety of styles and mediums. We are thrilled to have a space to call our own where we can share our passions with you! 

This gallery is a dream come true for us. Our goal is to make art a bit more accessible and affordable for everyone. We hope you love it as much as we do. 

Jessica Johnson

I have called Summit County home since 2006 and I LOVE living in Frisco. I studied art at Colorado Mountain College at both the Breckenridge and Dillon campuses, taking a variety of classes including; drawing, composition, color theory, watercolor and acrylic painting. I settled almost immediately on watercolor as my preferred medium and eventually began to incorporate India ink into my pieces. 

 

I pioneered my one woman business, Dry Fly Art, in 2015 at the urging of my watercolor professor, Leanne Wirta. I enjoy creating an artistic community throughout the county and I host the "3rd Thursday Art Night!" in Frisco at Highside Brewing each month. 

 

When I’m not painting, I work full time at the Red, White and Blue Fire Department in Breckenridge ( I also designed their mascot, he’s a cute little dog named ResQ). I spend my free time cycling, cross country skiing, and spending time with my family & blue heeler, Pepper.  I have a lifelong love for fishing and love to see anglers wearing my hats all over the country!

Creating and appreciating art has been my passion since childhood. Born and raised in the Denver area, I was fortunate to have wonderful mentors in art from grade school and beyond. Receiving a Gold Key Scholastic Art Award in high school fueled my desire to obtain a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Colorado State University in  2010. After college, Summit County became my home. For over a decade now it has been the place that inspires me artistically and where I can work and play outdoors. 

 

I started my art company, Colorado Native Studios, and enjoy working in almost any medium you could think of, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, woodworking and so much more. Unique art is my specialty. I have also worked with teams of artists to make large-scale ice, snow, and food-based sculptures at events like the International Snow Sculpture Championships and other events throughout the state. Most recently, I carved pumpkins for both the Denver and Grand Junction Botanic Gardens and was featured in the Summit Daily News.

 

My custom artwork is featured at many businesses in Summit County. For example, the Empire Burger bull, made up of 20,000 individual construction nails, is my giant custom nail mural. You can also check out my sculpted and painted fiberglass animals and  figures at I Scream Gelato and Blue Stag Saloon, or the super man at FlipSide Burger.