Every piece of art has a story to tell and connects with emotions. Every landscape, and the power of nature within it, inspires and evokes feelings. Fort Collins, Colorado is the perfect spot to access the natural world, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, foothills, prairie, and high desert. Alene has traveled a fascinating path through life that has taken her all over the American west and parts of Mexico, to mountains, deserts, oceans, forests, and prairies to pursue her passions: her original artwork, hiking, and running.
Dissolve Art aims to provide relaxation and enjoyment while viewing our works, and offer a taste of the experience of escaping to remote, quiet places. Mountain, desert and ocean landscapes outside of the art studio offer breathtaking views and inspirational opportunities for contemporary abstract creative expression. Traveling through these places on foot allows for a full sensory experience translated into a work of art.
Featured artist Alene Nitzky lives in Fort Collins, Colorado and has been making art since 2000. While living in Arizona in the early 2000s, Alene began painting in pastel, inspired by the colorful and rugged scenery of the southwest. She now works primarily in acrylic and mixed media. She draws her inspiration from landscapes where she runs, hikes, and travels. A self-taught artist, her original abstract work captures elements of the fragile nature of our world impacted by climate change- land, sea, and waterscapes, weather, plant life, and the human experience. She incorporates natural and upcycled materials into her mixed media pieces.
After a nearly 20 year hiatus working as an oncology nurse in Colorado, she returned to her art studio, exploring different media, starting Dissolve Art in 2023. An ultradistance runner for nearly 40 years, Alene has explored places extensively on foot, running thousands of miles in that time, allowing her to see the landscape from various vantage points, up close and in panoramic views. Her original artwork is inspired by many of the places she's run, such as Death Valley, the Sonoran Desert, the canyons and cliffs of New Mexico, the Black Hills, the Rocky Mountains and foothills of Colorado, and the coastal landscapes of Oregon through Baja California.
Alene Nitzky paints abstract landscapes in acrylic and mixed media in her home studio surrounded by her garden. Living in northern Colorado, she draws inspiration from nearby mountain trails, as well as distant places she's traveled as a longtime hiker and trail runner. Her favorite subjects are abstract desert, mountain, and seascapes. She feels especially drawn to Mexico, where she has traveled for many outdoor adventures and cultural events. In her art, she seeks to share the energy and beauty of the unique experiences that can only be found by exploring remote places on foot.
Nature is my refuge and spiritual sustenance, and my artistic inspiration comes from long days outdoors traveling through the landscape on foot. The beauty in nature can be presented in abstract form to convey feelings, light, movement, and energy. I want to capture the sun crossing the sky, casting shadows in different directions, figures in the clouds, and the effects of wind and weather on the elements of the natural world. I make my art because I want to share the magic of what I see in those remote places where most people never venture. It's like sharing a closely guarded secret.