Artist Matt Kroschel Opening Reception
Each month, join us for a free artist’s reception with our featured artist. This month’s featured artist is Matt Kroschel. The Paquette Gallery will be open from 5:30pm-7:00pm on Friday, January 4th with free hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer. This event is free and open to the public.
Meet the Artist
Matt Kroschel grew up in Chaffee County before heading out into the world working in television news as a reporter. Matt currently covers Colorado’s High Country and Western Slope for KCNC CBS4 in Denver.
He lives in rural Grans county on a hobby farm that is home to rescue dogs, cats, chickens and ducks.
Matt began his painting career on a whim in the summer of 2018. Since then, Matt’s style has grown into a well recognized colorful mix of wild and farm creatures. His love of the natural world goes back to working as a photographer for several publications including the Mountain Mail before and during college.
Matt and his partner Chris are active in the local community and enjoy soaking at Mt Princeton and sipping adult beverages at Elevation brewery when they are back in the area to visit.
Matt began his artistic career on the stage at the SteamPlant before the renovations, when pigeons still called the big event center, home and the floors were partially dirt.
Since Matt has zero formal art training or schooling he breaks rules and push the envelope. Every piece is an original and unique.