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KC Pollak
Montrose, CO

About the Artist

I have been an artist all my life, ever since I could hold a pencil. I have always loved to draw and paint. My styles have varied over the years from realism to abstract and everything in between. The mediums I most enjoy working with are: oil, colored pencil, charcoal, graphite, watercolor, pen & ink, alcohol ink, and acrylic. Currently I am experiencing a mammoth amount of creative freedom working on abstract art.

In 2015, I donated one of my kidneys to a young woman who had only been born with one very diseased kidney. Since then she has been thriving and now going to college and liv…

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About the Artist

I have been an artist all my life, ever since I could hold a pencil. I have always loved to draw and paint. My styles have varied over the years from realism to abstract and everything in between. The mediums I most enjoy working with are: oil, colored pencil, charcoal, graphite, watercolor, pen & ink, alcohol ink, and acrylic. Currently I am experiencing a mammoth amount of creative freedom working on abstract art.

In 2015, I donated one of my kidneys to a young woman who had only been born with one very diseased kidney. Since then she has been thriving and now going to college and living her life. What a blessing! I consider this a privilege and I'm so happy I was a match for her.

I have lived all over the country (U.S.). I primarily grew up in Woodland Park, CO. Following living in Woodland, I lived in Durango, CO, Farmington, NM, Houston, TX, Philadelphia, PA, Atlanta, GA and currently live in Montrose, CO (hopefully for good). I thankfully found my way back to Colorado. We live near Colona, in the shadow of Buckhorn Mountain (west/central Colorado) and absolutely love this place! It is remote, uncluttered, quiet, peaceful and beautiful. The inspiration I feel in my heart here is something I’ll be forever grateful for. It makes my soul sing!

I love to ski and am glad I live near some great places. Telluride, Crested Butte, Aspen, etc …when money allows. On February 12, 2017 I was in a ski accident in Telluride. Someone hit me from behind and knocked me unconscious for a few minutes (yes, I was wearing a helmet) and broke my collar bone. The guy hit me and left me for dead. He still has yet to be found. It's considered a felony to hit and run, just like in a car. Consequently, I suffered a concussion that has changed my life forever. My creativity has changed. Something happened to my eyes and I have a hard time doing the tiny details I used to do. But something also clicked in terms of how I approach my art. The freedom of abstraction has helped me heal and cope. Not only from the accident but with so many areas of my life. I have learned what true forgiveness means (to give as well as receive). I have a new appreciation for how fragile our lives really are and just how quickly life can be taken from us. A lot of things can change in the blink of an eye! That moment created a complete paradigm shift in my life. Mostly for the better.

I’m involved in an art mentoring program called Art Partners. I mentor a young boy (age 10). He created a piece that won first place in the student category of the Ouray Alpine Artist’s Holiday art show (nationwide) as well as 1st place in The Montrose Visual Arts Guild 2018 art show. I love the fact that I get to help shape this young man's creative future. He's my lil buddy.

There is an old cabin (100+ yrs old) on the property where I live that I have turned into my art studio. It’s my retreat and sanctuary. While I'm in this cabin, creativity just bursts forth in a riot of paint and color! This, I believe, is my heavenly father working through me. I'm still not sure what the grand purpose is but I keep my mind and heart open. I'm expecting adventure because, really, there's no way to know what's next. Like I always say, "the point is not to live forever but to create something that does."

Artist’s Work

Apophis 2
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Apophis

By KC Pollak

Happiness 4
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Happiness

By KC Pollak

Heartbeat 4
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Heartbeat

By KC Pollak

Fire and ice 5
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Fire and Ice

By KC Pollak

Flyin home
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Flyin' Home

By KC Pollak

Tearing through the sky
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Tearing Through The Sky

By KC Pollak

Sunset 24
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Sunset

By KC Pollak

Hands down
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Hands Down

By KC Pollak

All colors lead to
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All Colors Lead to...?

By KC Pollak

Frozen wave
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Frozen Wave

By KC Pollak

War dance
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War Dance

By KC Pollak

Bus stop 5
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Bus Stop

By KC Pollak

Fire 8
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Fire

By KC Pollak

Roses 4
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Roses

By KC Pollak

Life is precious
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Life Is Precious

By KC Pollak

Cross 2
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Cross

By KC Pollak

Regaining conciousness
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Regaining Conciousness

By KC Pollak

Foxtail
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Foxtail

By KC Pollak

Are black holes really black
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Are Black Holes Really Black?

By KC Pollak

Take back my freedom
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Take Back My Freedom

By KC Pollak

Aspens 5
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Aspens

By KC Pollak

Crab walk
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Crab Walk

By KC Pollak

Aninomininity
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Aninomininity

By KC Pollak

Bluebird
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Bluebird

By KC Pollak

More ice
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Life Inside the Ice

By KC Pollak

Fancy dance
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Fancy Dance

By KC Pollak

Arctic circles
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Arctic Circles

By KC Pollak

Curious route
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Curious Route

By KC Pollak

Dreams 7
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Dreams

By KC Pollak

Harbor 3
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Harbor

By KC Pollak

Break free
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Break Free

By KC Pollak

Kilauea
Kilauea 1
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Kilauea 1

By KC Pollak

Kilauea 2
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Kilauea 2

By KC Pollak

Kilauea
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Kilauea 3

By KC Pollak

Sumi
Sumi circles
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Sumi Circles

By KC Pollak

Dark matter 3
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Dark Matter

By KC Pollak

This Dirt
This dirt i came from
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This Dirt, I Came From

By KC Pollak

This dirt aint my home
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This Dirt, Ain't My Home

By KC Pollak

Education

  • Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Associates of Science
    Online,2009 
  • University of New Mexico,
    Farmington, NM,1980 
  • Art Institute of Houston,
    Houston, TX,1980