One look at the picture above and you’ll know exactly why I invited Colleen of Colleen Attara Studio to visit us to share her creative journey. Her bright joyful art and spirit make the world a more beautiful place and her story is one that so many of us will be called to.
Jessika Hepburn, Editor, Oh My! handmade Goodness
Colleen’s art expresses playfulness, creativity, and transformation by creating a new purpose for discarded materials. Therefore, providing a real-life example of an artist from the community, who promotes ‘green’ initiatives and community connections through art.
Gretchen Stout, Art Teacher, Makefield Elementary School
I’m truly honored and blessed to have a piece of your talent in my home!
Sandra M., (Collector)
I bought one of your beautiful pieces in Lambertville this summer. I just love it!
Again, thanks for opening your studio to us. It was a great experience meeting you and understanding your art. That is very important to us since we believe that buying a painting is not to just hang it on a wall, but that it brings a meaning to our lives .
Juan Vernaza and Claudia Escobar (Collectors)
We are enjoying our flowers and your beautiful work. It gets rave reviews! Thank you so much.
Sandy and Harvey Freeman (Collectors)
Hi, Colleen, just wanted to let you know that the flowers arrived unscathed and have been planted. They are blooming happiness! Your art is something I will enjoy forever.
Ellen Gutman Chenaux, Innkeeper/Proprietor BIRCHWOOD INN
Thank you, thank you, thank you…I love ‘em!
I hope the “business” of art is going well for you; you know we love your art as well as people who see it in our home. We’ve given your name to many people over the years.
Trish Rowen (Collector)
When I first saw a sample of Colleen Attara’s work just being hung in a small local gallery, it just had to be mine! It was the very first to be hung in my newly completed office, Newtown Dentistry For Kids. I still admire that piece and the others I have acquired since then. They impart a sense of joy…they “reach” you. Needless to say her whimsical art has drawn comments from frequent admirers and I have been happy to provide information on Colleen and her works of art to all who have requested it. If you need something to enliven your life, look at what she offers!
Christine M Landes, D.M.D., (Collector)
I have been carrying and successfully selling Colleen Attara’s work for over two years and I find it imaginative and creative, full of joy and great artistry.
Connie Lior , Gallery Owner, CBL FINE ART
We carry the creations of over 200 of America’s most talented artisans. Colleen Attara is one of those artisans! We have been featuring Colleen’s work in our galleries for many years now. Her pieces add so much to our stores — color, life, whimsy… and happiness! Each piece is better than the last. It is evident the work and imagination that goes into each creation.
Melissa Paterson, Gallery owner, Zephyr Gallery
Colleen deserves all the credit for her success. I was only there for a relatively short time to help her build a road map towards her goal and to teach her ways to avoid some of my very expensive lessons.
Ann Rea, CEO, Artists Who THRIVE
If it’s true that artists are tortured souls, Colleen Attara is the exception. Big exception. Huge. She’s among the most upbeat women I know. Joyful, even. It shows in her work.
Kate Fratti, Columnist, Courier Times, April, 2012
“When Colleen Attara talks about how she uses old plastics, recycled store signs and mistake paint to shape her surreal, three-dimensional artwork, her passion makes life feel like it is dripping with excess possibility.”
BUCKS Magazine, Winter, 2012
“Colleen Attara takes a “green” approach to art that is refreshing. Her “View from the Attic” won her second place in mixed media and collage. It’s a colorful skyline of storybook-like buildings painted reversely on glass in bright hues. Vintage signs from the region are the background, and the painting is done with “mistake paints” garnered from the returned shelves of local paint stores.”
The Times of Trenton, June 2011
“Inside the studio, colorful flowers bloom and greet me. They grow inside her windows and in her still-life paintings, some popping out in three-dimensional fashion, rendering a palpable energy that reaches out as if giving you a hug, or saying, “Hey, cheer up, you can do it.” The bold, bright flowers are part of Attara’s signature; another is that they are all created from replaced business signs.”
Bucks County Herald, December 2010
“One of the highlights of the evening was meeting Colleen Attara, an unusual artist, whose multimedia green art is not only environmentally sound, but is interesting enough to make you want to see more. Everyone who reads this ought to visit her on the Web at www.colleenattara.com, and look at her work.”
Bucks County Town and Country blog, June 2010
“Colleen Attara is a rare artist who enables all of us to see the world as if we were blessed with great creativity. Her three-dimensional creations depict a world that is familiar enough, though a bit funkier and vibrant than it appears.”
Bucks Life Magazine, May/June 2008